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 […]

Downspouts 101

Gutter systems, no matter which system you choose, have relatively the same basic parts: the actual gutter, downspout, elbows, end cap, etc. Each part plays an integral role in draining rain and ice melt away from your home.  One of the most important parts to a gutter system is the downspout. Do you know exactly […]

How to Deal with and Prevent Ice Dams

While winter weather can create some beautiful scenery, it can also cause extensive and costly damage to your home, especially your gutters, if you’re not prepared. Sleet, ice storms and snow are some of the many different types of extreme winter weather conditions that we experience here in the Heartland. What’s one of the worst […]

How Do I Keep My Gutters from Being Damaged by Snow?

Ice dam gutter damage

Winter Has Its Gutter Challenges In the colder months, it’s not only harder to clean and maintain gutter systems but also more dangerous. Chipping ice dams from roofs might cause eye and face damage. Ladder rungs can ice up and lead to serious falls. Same for cleaning your roof of snow after a recent storm. […]

How Do I Keep My Gutters from Freezing in the Winter?

snow-ice on gutter

Today we’re going to talk about gutter protection during the winter. Whether it’s on the way or already here, the months of colder temperatures can do more damage to your gutters than in any other season. The reason? It’s the period of time when all of the elements come together. For instance: Heavy snows accumulate […]

Gutter Replacement: When is it Time for a New Gutter Installation?

Damaged Gutter

For the most part, gutters are ignored if they work properly. As long as water is filtered through the downspouts without pooling in other areas, then there’s nothing to be concerned about. If you think a small clog has formed, then it’s addressed with a trowel and garbage bag (to collect the debris) or a […]