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Happy Memorial Day 2014


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Memorial Day 2014 We’re wishing everyone a Happy Memorial Day 2014. Everyone celebrate all the brave men and women who have died protecting our country. As well as the current soldiers who are serving now. We salute you. This Memorial Day 2014, We, at Gutters & Guards Inc, thank all the brave men and women who died protecting our countries freedom! Without you we would not have to freedom to do what we do best, which is gutters. We salute you. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Prepare Your Backyard For Memorial Weekend


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Prepare for Memorial weekend Memorial weekend is the time for family get-togethers, graduation parties and cookouts! That brings a lot of traffic to your backyard.  There are some things you should make sure are ready before everyone shows up for the hot-dogs and hamburgers.   Clean Your Gutters Don’t be embarrassed by having your gutters overflowing with debris from winter and pollen from spring. If you don’t have enough time to think about that give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you get your gutters looking great. Tame That Lawn Mow your grass and prune the shrubs and bushes.  That way no one feels like they are on a safari trip walking through your tall grass and looking over your unruly brushes. Clean Your Grill A clean grill is not only nice to look at but it also looks better when you are cooking people’s food on a clean grill instead of a grill with food burnt on the cooking grid from last year.  A stiff wire brush and warm soapy water will help you take care of this.  It’s also good if the grid is a bit on the warm side. Wipe Down Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture can get pretty dirty from being left outside during all seasons.  Give them a nice wipe down with warm soapy water and sure that the cushions are nice and dry and not moldy and stinky.  It’s also probably a good idea to test out the furniture especially if it’s older to make sure that it can handle someone sitting on it. Wash Walkway And Driveway Wash all the dirt and other messes off of your driveway leaving it looking great and clean for guests when they arrive. Clean Your Pool (if you have one) If you have a pool make sure that you clean it out, sweep out all of the dead bugs, leaves, and dirt that has found its way into your pool these past couple of weeks. Make sure that your pool is also algae-free.  Also having plenty of towels and sunscreen will be a nice gesture for guest who forgot something or so they won’t have to pack so much when they stop by. Prepare For Pests We don’t mean the Dennis The Menaces of your neighborhood.  We mean the true pests to any backyard cookout…Mosquito’s.  There are bug sprays that you can spray on lawn to keep them away but you could use insect-repellent candles and having a few extra bottles of bug spray is nice too. As for ants who want to run away with your food and where you are eating by keeping your food covered, keeping your garbage can covered and keeping the food table away from hedges and trees. Light It Up Add some lights for when it starts to get dark.  This will allow people to not rush off and stay to visit.  Adding some string lights around the sitting area will be the perfect lighting for conversations.  Also make sure you have some lighting around your walkways so no one twists an ankle.  There are some great tutorials on mason jar lights, you could use it with either candles or artificial candles.   Always Prepare For The Worse Always have a backup plan in case it rains on the day of your party.  In Lynchburg it’s suppose to be pretty nice this weekend so most get together’s should be fine, but this could help even with summer BBQ’s. Have your garage or car port or porch cleared off so you can improvise.  If you take it inside then make sure that people have a place to put their muddy shoes and coats. Don’t Forget To Decorate A Little Some people like a lot of decoration and some people don’t.  If you’re not sure about how to decorate for an outdoor event there are millions of ideas on Pinterest.  We have a whole board dedicated to Outdoor Events.  You might be inspired. Outdoor BBQ’s can be a blast to host and attend.  Just follow a few of our suggestions and it should be a blast for everyone who attends. Feel free to give us a call for a free estimate on investing in gutter guards or just for gutter cleaning or repairs , call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Happy New Year!


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Happy New Year! Happy New Year! We wish you health and prosperity in 2014! We thank all of our customers for a wonderful 2013 and we look forward to working for you in 2014. Keeping gutters clean and working properly is our #1 goal. We’re happy to be part of the Lynchburg gutter community and look forward to the new year. Happy New Year! We wish you health and prosperity in 2014! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram  

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Holiday Favorites


Holiday Favorites Holiday favorites. We wanted to share our favorite part about the holidays with you! Please enjoy our short video.  Happy Holidays to your family from ours this season. We wish you good health in the new year. Have a safe and family filled holiday season and we want to thank out customer family for such a wonderful year! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards, Inc. experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Happy Holidays!


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 Happy holidays from all of us at Gutter & Guards Inc. Happy Holidays! Tis The season to enjoy our little snowman! We wish you a safe and healthy 2014! Keep us in your 2014 gutter repair, replacement and cleaning thoughts this coming year. We appreciate our loyal customers and happy that Lynchburg has welcomed us with warm arms into their community. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards, Inc. experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Fast Fact #3- Where Do You Hang Christmas Lights?


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Where Do You Hang Christmas Lights? Where do you hang Christmas Lights? This is a frequent asked question this holiday season. In our experience, the fascia board is the best place to hang when if you have gutter guards/covers on your home. Hanging them from your gutters with the gutter guards can be difficult. It could also void your warranty. We also have a blog post with other methods on how to hang holiday lights on your home. This artical will help you decided what the best course of action will be. It will also have your home looking beautiful and festive this season! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards, Inc. experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Ladder Safety 101


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With the holiday season in full swing, some of you might be preparing to put holiday lights on your home. This means you’ll be climbing on ladders and setting them against your home (make sure to keep them off of your gutters because this might cause damage.) Ladder Safety 101 should be your main priority.  It’s important to practice ladder safety so you can make sure you’re enjoying your holidays with your family and not in a cast.   Follow the warnings and directions on the ladder. Look for overhead power lines and make sure if you have a metal ladder to avoid electrical equipment. Always inspect your ladder before using it.  Do NOT use a damaged ladder. Make sure the ladder is open all of the way. Do not use the top step unless the ladder is designed to use it that way. Make sure the ground you are using the ladder on is stable.  Do not place it on anything to give you more height. Don’t shift or try to more ladder when someone or something is on it. Be sure that the locks on the ladder are set. Don’t overload the ladder. Make sure to use the buddy system if you are planning on using a ladder in-case of an emergency. ( It also helps to time to more a little faster.) Remember to clean out your gutters before hanging holiday lights.  Too much weight can seriously damage your gutters and possibly your home. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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It’s Easy As Pie – Long-Term Gutter Maintenance Program


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It’s Easy As Pie – Long-Term Gutter Maintenance Program   source Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. after that last float with Santa in the Macy Day Parade the madness begins. Everyone is searching for that perfect gift. Consider getting a gift for a loved one who is too busy or unable to clean their gutters out this holiday season.  Give them a gift our Long-Term Gutter Maintenance program. It’s a perfect gift that keeps on giving.  Gutters & Guards office reminds you when your home needs to get it’s gutters cleaned. Schedule a time and date that works with you or your loved one and come clean it for you.  It’s a gift that would be perfect for that couple who has everything, less time worrying about their gutters. To sign up for the program go to our Long-Term Gutter Maintenance page or give us a call at (855) 2 – NO CLOG. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards’s experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Hanging Christmas Lights On Gutter Guards


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We recently had a question come in about hanging Christmas lights on Gutter Guards. It was a great question to be asked because we only hang lights once a year and they’re typically hung from the gutters.  Although if you cover it up with a gutter guard what are you to do? source If you are planning on getting new gutters installed then plan ahead and tell your installer that you plan to hang Christmas lights on your gutters. There is a specific clip that Mastershield suggests that will not void the warranty or damage your product ( if installed correctly). If you have existing, gutter guards and cannot get any clip to work, do NOT tamper with it because you can potentially void your warranty or worse break the gutter guards. If you have the large screen mesh holes then you don’t have to large of a problem because they make screen mesh hooks that fit right into the hole of the guard.  Here is a brief video that demonstrates how it works. There are alternatives to hanging lights on your gutters. The first alternative is to hang them from your roof shingles. This has the potential to get wet easier and might make a mess of your shingles or roof depending on how you attach it.  Here is a way that we suggest you do this that will be best not to mess it up.  To do this you will need to buy shingle clips that attach to the shingle.  They are easy to find online or even in the store, just be sure to find ones that will not damage your shingles and that will not fall off easily.   The other alternative part is to hang it from your fascia board.  This is a little less higher and to be honest a lot safer.  You might think that this is too low but be honest with yourself, lights are to be enjoyed at night and how can you really tell where they are truly hanging from in the dark. Here is a way that we think is the best to hang them from your fascia board without messing up anything important to your house’s safety from the weather. You can buy brass cup hooks and spray paint them to blend in with your fascia board.  Install the brass cup hooks under the fascia board by drilling small holes for them to fit. Voila, you have an easier accessible place to hang your Christmas lights. It’s not be a total pain in the neck to do once a year.   A few other tips that a crucial when preparing to hang Christmas lights. 1. Always untangle and check the lights on the strand. This is so you won’t have to untangle them while on your ladder or so they won’t short and become a potential hazard for a fire to start. 2. It’s best to not do this alone if possible.  Having someone help you by handing you supplies will not only make it go by a little faster but also they will be there for your safety. 3. Ladder safety is very important.  Make sure that the ground is even, step on the pail shelf or reach further than you can, and that someone holds the ladder for you. 38% of ladder falls happen while hanging Christmas lights. ( source ) 4. Use a timer. This can save you from having a super expensive electric bill or being the Clark Griswald of the neighborhood. (You probably shouldn’t hang your lights like him either, very dangerous.)   5. Don’t over do it. Remember that you do have an electric bill and that could ruin your holiday spirit.     Let your home glow this holiday and be safe about it so you can enjoy it.

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