Do Gutters Need Splash Blocks?

Suburban Home Without Splash Blocks - K-Guard Heartland

Our gutter systems work hard year-round to protect our homes from drainage issues. Living in the Heartland means unpredictable weather regardless of the time of year. The threat of severe weather occurs often, especially during the rainy season. With severe thunderstorms, ice storms, snowstorms, and high humidity, gutters have to work hard to protect our […]

Your Interior & Exterior Spring Cleaning Guide

Homeowner Cleaning Windows After Winter - K-Guard Heartland

Hooray for winter coming to an end and the first day of spring just days away! There’s nothing like springtime in the Heartland – all of the trees and flowers start to bloom, the grass returns to its green lush color, and the birds are chirping.  Spring is a time when homeowners refresh their homes […]

What to Look for When Buying a New Home

Real Estate Agent Inviting Couple to Enter House - K-Guard Heartland

Buying a new home can be an exciting process, especially for first-time homebuyers or those who are expanding their families, need more space, or are relocating. Sometimes we purchase older homes and other times we have homes custom-built or purchase new construction homes. Whatever you choose to do, buying a new home is quite the […]

Heartland Weather Conditions that Threaten Your Gutters

Thunderstorm Clouds Over Suburban Houses - K-Guard Heartland

We love calling the Heartland home. We have some pretty amazing professional sports teams—let’s go, Chiefs and Royals— plenty of outdoor activities, and great shopping. Our region is absolutely beautiful with a variety of trees, lakes, and rolling hills. While it’s a wonderful place to call home, the Heartland does get some extreme weather. It’s […]

Signs of an Incorrect Gutter Installation

Improperly Installed Gutter System - K-Guard Heartland

Mistakes happen. No one is perfect, however, when someone makes a mistake when installing something on our homes the results could be disastrous. We’ve all tried to DIY something around our homes that turned out to be a fail, however, when it comes to something as crucial as our gutter systems, there is no room […]

Seamless vs. Sectional Gutters: Which is Better?

Man Installing Seamless Gutters on a House- K-Guard Heartland

Researching different types of gutter systems for your home? If you’re in the market for a new gutter system then you’ve probably discovered that the most common types are traditional or seamless. You may be wondering what the differences are and which is best for your home. Keep reading as we discuss the differences between […]

Risks of a DIY Gutter Installation

Man on House Roof Installing Gutters - K-Guard Heartland

Homeowners love DIY projects. Nothing beats the satisfaction of fixing something yourself or completing a do-it-yourself project. Some DIY projects are great for homeowners like fixing faucet leaks, assembling furniture, painting the home, etc. Although there are many things we can DIY, there are some projects that we shouldn’t do ourselves, one being installing gutters. […]

Is Professional Gutter Cleaning Worth it?

Man on Ladder Cleaning Gutters | K-Guard Heartland

Ask any homeowner what some of their least favorite house chores are and we guarantee gutter cleaning is at the top of the list. No one likes cleaning their half-round gutters and open-top gutters and for good reason. It’s very time-consuming and it needs to be done often to help prevent clogs, especially here in […]

Traveling This Winter? Here’s How to Prep Your Home

Suburban Home With Snow on Roof - K-Guard Heartland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or are taking a vacation this winter, it’s a great time of the year to travel. However, there’s a lot to coordinate before you take that vacation: making accommodations for the pets, packing for the entire family, cleaning out the refrigerator, […]

How to Minimize Ice Damage This Winter

Ice Accumulation on Home Gutters - K-Guard Heartland

Whether you’ve called the Heartland home for years or months, you know that our winters are relatively mild compared to other parts of the country. While our temperatures occasionally dip below freezing and we have a couple of snowfalls on average each year, our winters aren’t that harsh. With that said, we do experience winter […]