How to Keep Your Home Warmer This Fall & Winter

Suburban KC Area Home Covered with Snow | K-Guard Heartland

There’s been a slight chill in the air, pumpkins are covering doorsteps, and Chiefs football is back – these things are all indicators that it’s officially autumn! The daytime highs are starting to dip and the overnight lows are getting chilly which means winter weather is soon to follow.  While wintertime in the Heartland isn’t […]

Why am I Seeing Shingle Sediment in My Gutters?

Have you ever noticed tiny granules near your downspouts or in your gutters? If you have an asphalt roof then you probably have. These tiny granules are known as roof sediment, or pieces of the asphalt shingle that have loosened and, as a result, have passed through your gutter system. Unfortunately, when homeowners spot roof […]

K-Guard vs. Other Gutter Systems

In the market for a new gutter system? There are a few different options to choose from: traditional half-round gutters, gutter covers, filters/screens, and what are referred to as “complete” gutter systems. The decision to install a new gutter system is a very important one, therefore, research should be done before selecting a new gutter […]

4 Common Gutter Issues Solved

Have you ever noticed water spilling over your gutters? What about sagging gutters? If your home has a traditional open-top gutter system or half-round gutters then it’s prone to many issues if it’s not taken care of. Even if you do clean your gutter system regularly, issues can still occur.  If you’ve noticed an issue […]

How to Deal with Leaves this Fall

Fall is just weeks away which means Chiefs games, apple cinnamon scents filling the air, and chillier weather are around the corner. Fall is stunning, bringing beautiful fall foliage, turning leaves bright oranges and darker reds. Fall foliage is especially beautiful here in The Heartland where we have hot sunny days and cooler, drier nights […]

The Benefits of Gable Dormers

One of the first things potential homebuyers notice is a home’s roof. They’ll look at the appearance and inspect it for algae streaks, missing shingles, and other possible damage. In addition to scanning a roof for damage, potential homebuyers will take into consideration the roof type and design.   Gable roofs are one of the most […]

What You Need to Know About Roof Algae

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A home could be stunning on the outside and elegant on the inside but if it has algae on the roof then it can be an eyesore, especially to potential homebuyers. Roof algae is a common roof problem most homeowners face if they live in humid climates like The Heartland. If you’re unsure whether or […]

These Pests Are Creeping & Crawling in Your Gutter System

Mosquitoes, worms, centipedes – these creepy and crawly things are often feared or disliked by most people. While just the mention of them can make your skin crawl, did you know that creepy and crawly critters and pests can call your gutter system home? It’s true – gutter systems are often a hotspot for critters […]

How to Select a Gutter System Based on Roof Design & Pitch

Everyone knows how crucial a roof is to a home – not only do they protect us from all types of weather conditions but they keep us dry and protect us from extreme temperatures, something we often see here in The Heartland. Could you imagine not having a roof on your home during the winter […]

How Gutters Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

Selling your home? Thinking about possibly listing your home in the future? Whether you’re planning on moving houses immediately or soon, it’s best to assess your home’s resale value to get an idea of what it’s worth. There are plenty of things that can affect your home’s resale value. Location, square footage, upgrades made to […]