Seamless Gutters vs. Gutter Screens & Filters: Which is Better?
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?
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 […]
Gutter Maintenance: A Comparison Between Gutter Systems
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 […]
These Are The 4 Most Common Gutter Issues – And Here’s How You Can Avoid Them
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 […]
How Gutters & Foundations Work Together
Gutters and foundations – two extremely important parts of a home that share the same function of keeping your home dry, yet they’re very different. While gutters immediately carry and drain meltwater and stormwater away from your home, a foundation is a barrier between the outside soil and your home’s interior that helps keep […]
What Exactly is Foundation Damage?
At K-Guard, we’re passionate about preventing foundation damage. Afterall, it’s kind of our job. While we specialize in installing leaf free gutter systems, the whole point of our K-Guard Gutter System is for water to flow freely throughout your entire gutter system and for said system to direct water to flow away from your […]
How to Properly Spring Clean your Home
Springtime is finally upon us! Trees and flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the weather is finally above freezing. Nothing feels quite as refreshing as the arrival of spring, and with it, a fresh start. Of course, springtime is a time for deep cleaning your home. We all feel a sudden urge to declutter, […]
Underground Lines and Drains: How They Help and Hurt Your Gutter System
We’ve talked plenty about our K-Guard Leaf-Free Gutter System and how its design prevents everything except water from filling its channels. These maintenance-free gutter systems allow for runoff to smoothly flow through the gutter downspout minus any clogs. What we haven’t talked much about is where the water goes once it reaches the ground. If […]
How Gutters Can Help Your Sump Pump
The average amount of precipitation that falls across the U.S. per year, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, is approximately 30 inches. Of course, what falls per state and region varies. For instance, Kansas receives approximately 29 inches of rain and snow while Missouri gets over 42 inches. Combined, the Kansas City area receives a combined 50 […]
What are Splash Blocks and Why Does Your Home Need Them?
Splash blocks are simple devices that sit at the base of your downspouts to aid in precipitation distribution, eliminating water pooling around your home’s foundation. Precipitation distribution During an average rainstorm, your gutters collect a large amount of precipitation. As the channels fill, the water flows into the downspouts. Once it hits the ground there’s […]