Gutter Maintenance: A Comparison Between Gutter Systems

Cleaning Out Dead Leaves From Clogged Gutter

It’s that time of year when our gutters need to be cleaned to remove debris like falling leaves and pine needles. These pesky objects make their way into half-round gutter systems, often causing them to clog and overflow, forcing water to spill over the side of the gutter. If your home is surrounded by trees […]

Tips for Safely Hanging Christmas Lights

Man Standing on Ladder Hanging Festive Lights

Do you hang Christmas lights before Thanksgiving or after? Whichever category you fall into, it’s the holiday season – it’s time to swap out the pumpkins, hay bales, and bats for twinkling lights, inflatables, animatronics, and so on. Hanging Christmas lights on the exterior of our homes can be dangerous, depending on where you string […]

These Are The 4 Most Common Gutter Issues – And Here’s How You Can Avoid Them

Broken House Gutter

Gutter systems exist to collect and carry water away from the roof and drain it from a home’s foundation. Gutter systems usually work well to protect our homes without any issues. However, they can malfunction, especially if it’s an open-top gutter system or if the gutters have screens or filters. Continue reading to learn about […]

The Dangers of Pine Needles in Your Gutter System

Pinecones On Top of Gutter Guard System - K-Guard Heartland

There’s nothing quite like fall here in the Heartland: we have beautiful foliage, Chiefs football, and comfortable temperatures. Now that we’re well into autumn, you’ve probably had to sweep or rake leaves from your entryways, yard, and driveway. While leaves are a fall favorite, pine needles also shed each fall, quickly covering our cars, patios, […]

Do All Homes Need Gutters?

Hole Near Foundation - K-Guard Heartland

Think about every home you’ve ever lived in – did they all have gutters? Odds are you answered yes. From open-top or half-round gutters to k-style gutters and everything in between, most homes have gutter systems installed. Gutter systems were invented back in 47 AD to collect and drain excess water from structures. We’ve been […]

Water Stains on Ceilings: What it Truly Means

Homeowner and Technician Discussing a Ceiling Water Stain - K-Guard Heartland

Have you ever looked up at your ceiling only to discover an unsightly stain? Water stains on ceilings are displeasing and take away from the beauty of a home’s interior. Along with being unsightly, water stains on ceilings can indicate serious issues that can lead to costly damage. Continue reading as we discuss water stains […]

How to Prep Your Home for Fall and Winter

Close Up of Drafty Windows - K-Guard Heartland

Whether you were born a local or call the Greater Kansas City area home, you know our weather is often unpredictable no matter the season. Fall is officially here, and all seasonal things are in full effect: Chiefs football, pumpkin spice everything, fall foliage, etc. Although it’s only autumn, Old Man Winter will make a […]

Critters that are Hiding in Your Gutters This Fall

Squirrel Living in a Home's Gutter System - K-Guard Heartland

Our gutter systems are our first defense in protecting our homes from drainage issues like foundation damage, leaks, siding damage, damage to the soffit and fascia boards, landscaping damage, etc. Gutters are necessary for all homes and should perform well at keeping your home protected from drainage issues. But did you know that critters can […]

How K-Guard Protects Against Whirlybirds & Leaves

Whirlybirds & Leaves in Home Gutters - K-Guard Heartland

September is upon us and the autumnal equinox is just days away, marking the first day of fall. Whether you want to hang on to summer a little longer or if you’re ready to decorate for fall, it’ll be here before you know it. Chiefs football, fall festivals, and outdoor adventures in the cooler weather […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Person Renovating Interior of Home with Paint Roller - K-Guard Heartland

Our homes are our sanctuaries. Not only do we have shelter and a comfortable place to live, but we raise our families in them, relax, sleep, and spend quality time with those we love in our homes. We want our homes to be in the best possible shape they can be, whether we plan to […]