The Dangers of Misplaced Downspouts

  Downspouts are a major component to a gutter system; they exist to drain rainwater and meltwater that flows from the gutters away from your home to prevent rotted fascia boards, interior leaking and basement flooding. To learn more about downspouts, click here. In order to function properly, downspouts need to be placed in the […]

Three Ways Clogged Gutters Can Lead to Basement Flooding

  Picture this: you’re going down to your basement to grab something, only to discover that as you step on the floor you feel water. Basement flooding is a nightmare for homeowners and can result in costly repairs depending upon the damage it causes. While basement flooding can be caused by many different factors, did […]

How Gutters & Foundations Work Together

  Gutters and foundations – two extremely important parts of a home that share the same function of keeping your home dry, yet they’re very different. While gutters immediately carry and drain meltwater and stormwater away from your home, a foundation is a barrier between the outside soil and your home’s interior that helps keep […]

Falling Leaves & Gutters – What You Need to Know

  Who doesn’t enjoy the fresh start of autumn? With beautiful and colorful foliage, apple cider, football, and pumpkin-flavored everything, what’s not to love? However, with all of this beauty and refreshing cooler weather comes falling leaves and lots of them. While fall foliage is stunning and creates some breathtaking scenery, the leaves end up […]

Important Questions you Should Ask Before Installing New Gutters

Our homes are our sanctuaries; we feel safe inside of them and they protect the people we love most. Because our homes provide a safe shelter and protect us from the elements, we should only invest in the best products available for them to continue to keep us safe. One of the wisest investments that […]

How to Deal with and Prevent Storm Damage

  Thunderstorms, rainstorms, hailstorms, monsoons – you name it, odds are we see it anytime from June-September here in the Heartland. These intense storms can mean strong winds, heavy downpours, hail, and tornadoes. The risk of severe storm damage happening to your home is high during the summer months, especially if your home isn’t prepared […]

What Exactly is Foundation Damage?

  At K-Guard, we’re passionate about preventing foundation damage. Afterall, it’s kind of our job. While we specialize in installing leaf free gutter systems, the whole point of our K-Guard Gutter System is for water to flow freely throughout your entire gutter system and for said system to direct water to flow away from your […]

How to Keep your Home Dry During the Rainy Season

We’ve seen a warm-up in temperatures here in the Heartland which means springtime is here and summer is just around the corner! While chilly weather is hopefully a thing of the past,  we’re expected to receive quite a bit of precipitation over the course of the next few months’ rainy season. According to The Old […]

How to Properly Spring Clean your Home

Springtime is finally upon us! Trees and flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the weather is finally above freezing. Nothing feels quite as refreshing as the arrival of spring, and with it, a fresh start. Of course, springtime is a time for deep cleaning your home. We all feel a sudden urge to declutter, […]

4 Benefits of Installing K-Guard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Storm water and meltwater can cause damage to your roof and your home’s foundation. Gutters are a crucial component to keeping your home’s structure safe from the collection of storm water and meltwater. Gutter systems create a place for storm water and meltwater to collect and drain away from your home, directing the water away […]