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Are Gutters Important in Selling Your Home?

By | Gutter Systems, GutterShutter News

It’s peak home selling and buying season, which means most homeowners who plan to sell are completing renovations and repairs to get their home in the best shape for a great offer. In a good housing market when making renovations, most people aim to make a profit, or at least a return on their investment.

Real estate agents and sellers know the typical renovations to make – flooring, painting, updated hardware – but what about your gutters? Are they something you need to be concerned about when selling your home?

If your gutters are damaged, you’ll absolutely need to have them replaced. April is the month of rain showers, and broken or cracked gutters won’t go unnoticed. You’ll also want to evaluate the color – do your gutters match the rest of your home, or do they stick out and draw attention? Are they faded or dirty? It’s the small details that buyers will be paying attention to, considering how much time and money they’ll be putting into a home after the sale.

The GutterShutter system is proven to be a big selling point for potential buyers. The thought of having no maintenance, less time climbing up a ladder and more time to enjoy their new home is a huge perk for anyone! Plus, the warranty on the GutterShutter system is transferrable, and new owners will receive the same benefits as previous owners, at no cost. Should the system ever clog or pull away from the home (we guarantee it won’t), GutterShutter will fix it!

If you’re selling your home this year and need to replace your gutters and add even more reasons for potential buyers to make an offer, give us a call at (877) 617-4888 now for a free quote, or use our handy online locator to find a Gutter Shutter dealer near you!

GutterShutter installer on ladder

Put An End To Recurring Gutter Issues

By | Gutter Business Blog, Gutter Systems

Nearly every area of the country experienced quite a bit of rain this Spring. While rain can put a damper on the day, especially for a business like ours whose employees spend a majority of their day outdoors, it can also be useful for finding out how effectively your gutters are working.

After the next big rain event at your home or business, take a moment to look inside your gutter. There should not be any standing water. If you find there IS, it’s a good time to figure out what is not working with your gutters in order to prevent costly damage down the road. If water is not draining properly, this can cause backups and eventually roof damage.

Sometimes standing water may be a result of a clogged gutter or downspout, and might be a simple fix. The reality is, this issue will likely be recurring, as leaves and debris are a constant problem. This is why we believe so strongly in our product- a product designed to prevent issues like this from the start! Our system (http://www.guttershutter.com/systems/) will help any home or business owner keep their gutter clog free, and draining properly.

If you’d like to save yourself work in the longterm, give GutterShutter a call today for a free estimate! Our experts will install the best possible system for your home or business. And if you haven’t yet, take a moment and check out this video of our process.

Consumers’ Choice for the Third Time!

By | Gutter Systems

Cons-Choice_2014-2015-2016_logoWe’re so pleased to have been named the Consumers’ Choice award winner for the third year in a row.  This honor is determined by our customers and others in the greater Cincinnati area, and is a testimony to the quality of the GutterShutter system.  Thanks to all who voted for GutterShutter — we couldn’t be prouder of our team and our products!

Keep Your Gutters Clear of Debris This Spring

By | Gutter Systems

Did you know your gutters can clog with just a few leaves? This is why it’s so important to stay on top of maintenance, and be proactive about gutter cleaning. This is a problem that will inevitably get worse over time without proper action steps.

One preventative step home-owners can take is to cover their gutters. When you utilize the Gutter Shutter system, this comes with the deal! Our system drains the water while keeping the leaves and debris out. This simple step of covering your gutters can keep them free of clogs, and greatly decrease cleaning and maintenance time.

Aside from a cover, simply keeping your gutters clean is essential. Periodically check them, clear them, and run water through to be sure they are functioning properly. As usual, we’re here to help. Find a dealer near you or call toll-free, 866-677-GUTTERS (4888) for a free, no-obligation estimate and find out for yourself why so many homeowners choose GutterShutter for their home!

It’s Time For A Spring Gutter Audit

By | Gutter Systems, Uncategorized

With the arrival of Spring, it’s a great time to perform a gutter audit. There are any number of things that can cause drainage issues, and it’s important to catch them early.

Are your gutters clogged? Take time to clear them, top to bottom, and run water through them to be sure they’re not blocked. A lot of debris could have built up throughout the Winter, and Spring will likely bring even more.

As you run water through to test for gutter blockages, it’s also a good time to check for leaks. As water runs through the gutter, check all sides to be sure there are no leaks. Now is the time to find and solve a problem like that before it’s too late. Pay particular attention to any water that is getting behind your gutter and against the fascia.

Are your downspouts pointing correctly, and directing water away from your home? Improper placement can result in basement leaks and/or siding damage. Don’t forget, these can get clogged too, and cause problems if water is allowed to pool near your foundation.

Lastly, take note of the types of trees you (and your close neighbors) have, and remember to keep an eye on them as they shed items onto your roof. Certain trees can be a nuisance, and are worth keeping an eye on!

As usual, any of our estimators is available to come out and perform a free evaluation of your current gutter system. They’ll make qualified recommendations, and get you on your way to the best possible draining system for your home!

Plus, you’ll never need to do a gutter audit or climb a dangerous ladder to clear debris ever again with the GutterShutter system!

Call today, 877-677-4888 to find the nearest Factory Authorized GutterShutter Dealer.

Our Installation Process

By | Award Winning Gutter Design, Gutter Systems

We sometimes get asked about the installation process, and the super strong GutterShutter system.  This short video is an overview of a typical GutterShutter installation. Note our exclusive “GutterStud” brackets, installed with two three-inch screws every 24 inches.

To learn more about the GutteShutter system, or to schedule a free home visit, contact your nearest Factory Authorized Dealer.

April Showers: Big Problems

By | Award Winning Gutter Design, Gutter Quality, Gutter Systems, GutterShutter News

April showers might bring May flowers, but they can also bring some less than desirable things for homeowners!

Foundation Problems

Excessive rain can cause foundation problems due to water buildup. This is typically a result of misdirected roof runoff and clogged gutter downspouts, and can have costly results for homeowners. Be sure and keep an eye on your floor boards and walls, as crumbling and cracks are a tell-tale sign of a problem. Read More

The Gift That Keeps on Giving to Your Home

By | Gutter Systems, GutterShutter News

During the holidays we often think about gifts for others.  It’s the season of giving, and while considering your holiday shopping list, it’s also a good time to think about what you “give” your home.

Gifts for homeownersYour house is likely your biggest investment, and for most homeowners it’s a never-ending source of maintenance chores and to-dos, to both protect the investment, and make sure systems are performing at their best.  One of the best things you can do this time of year is give your home (and yourself) the gift of better gutters. Read More

GutterShutter Honored

By | Awards, Gutter Business Blog, Gutter Systems, GutterShutter News

GutterShutter Named 2016 Torch Award Honoree by BBB Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Better Business Bureau (BBB) has named GutterShutter as one of it’s 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics honorees.  The award is a significant recognition for GutterShutter and reflects our commitment to business ethics.

We are proud to receive this award and our A+ rating from the BBB.

GutterShutter President Mark Steinberg (third from right) pictured with other 2016 Honorees of the BBB Cincinnati Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

GutterShutter President Mark Steinberg (third from right) pictured with other 2016 Honorees of the BBB Cincinnati Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.