How Do I Keep My Gutters from Being Damaged by Snow?

Ice Accumulation on Home Gutters - K-Guard Heartland

Winter Has Its Gutter Challenges In the colder months, it’s not only harder to clean and maintain gutter systems but also more dangerous. Chipping ice dams from roofs might cause eye and face damage. Ladder rungs can ice up and lead to serious falls. Same for cleaning your roof of snow after a recent storm. […]

Seamless Gutters vs. Gutter Screens & Filters: Which is Better?

A close view of a gutter full of leaves and debris.

At K-Guard, we get some frequent questions that we enjoy discussing. After all, we love what we do, and after decades of experience, we’ve seen it all. One of our most frequently asked questions is which is better for a home: seamless gutters or gutter screens/filters? If you’ve pondered the same, then you’re like most […]

What Gutters are Best for Kansas City?

A bolt of lightning illuminates the night sky over a residential neighborhood.

There’s nothing quite like living in The City of Fountains. From our changing seasons and relatively mild weather to our professional sports teams (Go Chiefs and Royals!) and outstanding barbecue, there are many reasons for locals to love calling Kansas City home. If you’re a homeowner, you understand that although we experience all four seasons […]

How to Prep Your Home For a Severe Winter Storm

Front view of a house covered in very heavy snow

We’re fortunate to live in a region where we don’t have brutally cold winters with constant snow for months. However, we have our fair share of winter weather, from temperatures that dip below freezing to ice and snow storms. Now that winter is just days away, the chance for winter weather gets more likely as […]

Gutter Maintenance: A Comparison Between Gutter Systems

Cleaning Out Dead Leaves From Clogged Gutter

It’s that time of year when our gutters need to be cleaned to remove debris like falling leaves and pine needles. These pesky objects make their way into half-round gutter systems, often causing them to clog and overflow, forcing water to spill over the side of the gutter. If your home is surrounded by trees […]

Tips for Safely Hanging Christmas Lights

Man Standing on Ladder Hanging Festive Lights

Do you hang Christmas lights before Thanksgiving or after? Whichever category you fall into, it’s the holiday season – it’s time to swap out the pumpkins, hay bales, and bats for twinkling lights, inflatables, animatronics, and so on. Hanging Christmas lights on the exterior of our homes can be dangerous, depending on where you string […]

These Are The 4 Most Common Gutter Issues – And Here’s How You Can Avoid Them

Broken House Gutter

Gutter systems exist to collect and carry water away from the roof and drain it from a home’s foundation. Gutter systems usually work well to protect our homes without any issues. However, they can malfunction, especially if it’s an open-top gutter system or if the gutters have screens or filters. Continue reading to learn about […]

The Dangers of Pine Needles in Your Gutter System

Pinecones On Top of Gutter Guard System - K-Guard Heartland

There’s nothing quite like fall here in the Heartland: we have beautiful foliage, Chiefs football, and comfortable temperatures. Now that we’re well into autumn, you’ve probably had to sweep or rake leaves from your entryways, yard, and driveway. While leaves are a fall favorite, pine needles also shed each fall, quickly covering our cars, patios, […]

Do All Homes Need Gutters?

Hole Near Foundation - K-Guard Heartland

Think about every home you’ve ever lived in – did they all have gutters? Odds are you answered yes. From open-top or half-round gutters to k-style gutters and everything in between, most homes have gutter systems installed. Gutter systems were invented back in 47 AD to collect and drain excess water from structures. We’ve been […]