All about Gutters
Gutters are not something that you typically think of until they are malfunctioning. They are very important though because when they are not working properly this can cause damage to your foundation or water intrusion in your basement. What is the Standard gutter size? The standard K-Style gutter size for a residential house is five-inch. You can…
When Should You Replace Your Gutters?
Gutters aren’t a big item most homeowners keep an eye on. If gutters are mostly doing their job, homeowners usually ignore them. So how to you know if your gutters need replaced or just repaired? Below are a few situations where your gutters should be replaced. After a roof replacement – The best rule of…
Behind the Scenes with Shur FloX
This blog is part of a series. Search our site for “behind the scenes” to read other articles in the series. Shur FloX is a hassle-free leaf protection. It’s an all aluminum protection system so you don’t have to worry about it warping or deteriorating over time. Tiny holes that pierce the leaf protection allow…
Intro to “Behind the Scenes” Blog Series
The brands a contractor uses should not be an arbitrary decision. Any product that’s new to the construction industry is not offered immediately by Carlson Exteriors Inc. We wait and watch for a few things: Does the product do what it claims to do- without fail! Are there warranty issues? If there are, how does…
Tired of Mowing Around Downspouts?
I know it’s a small issue but taking the time to mow and trim around your fixed downspout extensions can take a lot of extra time. Some people remove their downspout extensions out of frustration but then excess water is closer to your foundation. Or what if your kid does his mowing chores for the…
The Importance of Kick-out Flashing
Spring showers bring leaky gutters- Wait no, that’s not right! We’ve recently had a fair amount of homeowners call because they are tired of leaking gutters. It’s usually the lack of kick out flashing which gives the appearance of a leaky gutter but often has hidden disasters associated with it. What is a kickout flashing?…
Extensive Gutter Repair
Our two gutter crews teamed up on one of our most extensive repairs of the year.
5″ Gutters vs 6″ Gutters
It’s time to replace your gutters and you’ve been hearing all these things about 6″ gutters; so, is it worth the money to expand the size of your gutters and downspouts? What are the benefits of that extra inch? What are the drawbacks? In the past, residential homes have 5″ gutters and 2″x3″ downspouts and commercial…
Spring Rains Bring Clogged Gutters
Spring is a wonderful time of year unless you are stuck cleaning out your gutters. Besides being an unwanted chore, there can be serious consequences that come with damaged and obstructed gutters. Gutters sole purpose is to divert water away from your home and roof- if this is not the case, possible problems can be mold,…