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Within the pages of our gutter and downspouts blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to gutters and downspouts.

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Two gutter repair horror stories

Gutter repair is no matter to be taken lightly. If left unattended to, the issues quickly pile up and may end up a damaging the foundation of your house and costing you thousands of dollars. Alpine Gutters is a gutter installation and service company located in Denver, Colorado that specializes in the installation of seamless…
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How springtime can adversely affect your gutters

It’s great to welcome springtime here in Colorado. With the bitter chill of winter receding, warmer days lie ahead. It’s a time for celebration, but maybe not for your gutters. Firstly, it’s good to check how well they have coped with the demands of winter, and all our climate throws at them. Secondly, as the…
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What color should your gutters be?

Your gutters’ appearance has a massive impact on your home’s curb appeal. Therefore, when selecting gutters for your home, it’s vital to go for ones that not only function well but also look good. The general rules for selecting gutters that complement your home are: Choose a low-key color such as gray or dark blue…
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3 main causes of gutter overflow

A gutter’s primary function is to channel water away from your home. But, if something prevents this flow, the water spills over the sides of your gutters. Unfortunately, overflowing gutters cause a lot of structural damage to your home and foundation. Luckily, identifying the root cause of your overflow can help in mitigating the issue.…
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Tips for cleaning your gutters

Cleaning your gutters is vital since it keeps water away from your basement and foundation. Unfortunately, many homeowners avoid cleaning their gutters, resulting in structural problems such as moisture damage. Here are some gutter cleaning tips that ensure your gutter system is clog-free. Clean your gutters twice a year depending on your environment and weather…
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Gutter repair vs. gutter replacement

Damaged gutters can cause structural damage to your home, and if left unrepaired, moisture can seep in and ultimately ruin your foundation. However, many homeowners don’t know when to replace or repair their gutters. For example, repairing significant damage will only result in other costly repairs over a period that could be avoided by a…
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Adhering to commercial property guttering laws

Commercial property code-breaking isn’t some exciting espionage role that you might be asked to fill; it’s much more down to earth than that. In fact, part of it covers how you get rainwater or snow to melt down to earth! Commercial property guttering is subject to a completely different series of codes and laws than…
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Common gutter maintenance mistakes you should avoid

Maintaining your gutter guards and downspouts is vital since it ensures they function properly by directing water away from your home. However, many homeowners tend to make a lot of mistakes during gutter maintenance that results in issues that are costly to repair. Here are some mistakes you should avoid during gutter maintenance. Forgetting to…
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What might be clogging up your gutters?

This is like one of those TV quiz show questions where you might be given multiple choice answers to select from. Except, with gutters, all of the answers could be correct! The possible ‘cloggers’ could include leaf accumulation from trees shedding in the late autumn and early winter. Equally, there might be an accumulation of…
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How to prevent ice buildup in your gutters

Gutters can quickly freeze in winter and create a foundation for roof ice dams and dangerous long icicles. The heavy ice often causes severe gutter and roof damage as well. To prevent ice buildup, we recommend the following: Invest in gutter cleaning by professionals prior to the season. Ice forms faster when leaves, twigs, mold…
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How often should you clean your gutters?

Cleaning your gutters is vital in preventing clogged gutters and protecting your home from moisture damage. However, how often you clean your gutters depends on how many trees there are in the vicinity of your house and the climate in your area. For example, if you live in a storm-prone area, the likelihood of your…
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Are your gutters bird-proof?

Most savvy homeowners understand the importance of keeping gutters clean of debris and leaves. Backed up gutters can damage both the roof and foundation over time. But did you know that birds can also cause a problem? Open gutters make great nesting spots for many residential species. A bird’s nest not only will cause a…
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