Fall weather means school is starting, Saturday tailgating and Sooner football games, the temperature will drop and leaves will fall. Let LeafGuard® of Oklahoma help you with any last-minute gutter and roofing projects that will keep you from enjoying your fall festivities and protect your home from the winter months.
LeafGuard® Brand Gutters
The convenience of not having to remove debris from your gutters every fall is one reason to get LeafGuard®, but it’s far from the only reason. Did you know that clogged gutters can actually severely damage your roof? It’s true. Rainwater and snowmelt often collect inside of clogged gutters causing the moisture to overflow and seep into the roof. This can result in mold and mildew growth and can even compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof itself. Contact us for your free LeafGuard® Brand Gutter estimate today.
Need a new roof? At LeafGuard® of Oklahoma, we offer exclusive warranties so we can ensure that your home has a durable, sturdy roof that will look great and last for years to come. As a GAF Master Elite® Contractor, we are your premier source for GAF asphalt shingles. GAF asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of architectural styles and colors, so you can create your desired aesthetic and won’t have to sacrifice visual appeal for enhanced durability. For your free roof inspection contact us today.
A Company You Can Trust
If you want to work with a local company that is as committed to your Iowa home as much as you are, LeafGuard® of Oklahoma would love to hear from you. Contact us today for more information on any of our exterior remodeling services at 918-827-7900.
You wouldn’t purchase a new car and not change to oil to protect your investment. Often, once your roof or gutters are installed it is out of sight out of mind and not given the proper attention until there is a noticeable problem. By then the damage may be extensive. We suggest yearly maintenance on your home to stay up to date on repairs and eliminate costly damage that could be avoided.
Maintaining Your Roof
The top 5 reasons you should maintain your roof:
Save money and add years to the life of your roof.
Check for seasonal weather damage and reduce further damage from happening.
Keep out unwanted critters.
Repair and monitor issues before the damage becomes extensive and expensive.
Peace of mind knowing your roof is protecting your home.
Are you unable to get on your roof or just don’t feel comfortable? We can help. If you are in need of a new roof, or unsure if there is damage to your roof, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today. We offer no obligation, free roofing inspections. Our exterior home solutions experts will inspect your home and help you decide on the best solution for you and your home. Check out why Gary chose us for his roofing and LeafGuard® gutter project in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Maintaining Your Gutters
The top 5 reasons you should maintain your gutter system:
Your gutters protect your roof.
Your gutters also defend your homes siding, windows, landscape, and foundation from water damage.
Clogged gutters are a health hazard, stagnant water in your gutters can serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes.
A properly functioning gutter system can help reduce erosion which can weaken and shift the concrete slab of your home.
Properly functioning gutters can help reduce repairs and renovation due to rainwater damage.
Are you tired of wasting countless hours on weekends climbing dangerous ladders multiple times a year to clean clogged gutters? LeafGuard® of Oklahoma has the maintenance free option you are looking for. Our one-piece gutter system comes with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris, has a unique, seamless design that keeps debris from collecting in your gutters which:
prevents clogs from forming;
keeps water flowing freely;
eliminates leaks and the threat of water damage; and
makes climbing ladders to clean gutters unnecessary.
LeafGuard® gutters eliminate the problems homeowners worry about, and that’s why we can say – with LeafGuard® you can get it and forget it!
Life happens and home maintenance can fall to the bottom of the to-do list. LeafGuard® of Oklahoma is top notch a gutter and roofing company and we understand the importance of maintaining your home, we believe it is vital to the longevity of your home. There are many benefits to having your roof and gutters inspected annually and having a trained expert identify any areas that need addressing or could use improvement. With something as important and costly as your roof you want to make sure you are protecting your investment the best that you can. If you are in need of a roof or gutter inspection, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today. 918-827-7900
May is National Home Improvement month! Thinking about remodeling your home’s exterior this summer? Have you been putting off updating old clogged gutters, or replacing that worn asphalt shingle roof? Spring is the perfect time to start planning these big summer home projects. LeafGuard® of Oklahoma offers custom LeafGuard® Brand Gutters and roofing solutions.
“Must Do” List
Below is our recommended “must do” list that homeowners should review every year. May is the perfect time to tackle these updates weather wise and economically efficient when replacing a roof or windows when such work will have the least impact on energy bills.
1. Roofing. Look for missing, broken or faded shingles. These can be signs that you may need a new roof. LeafGuard® of Oklahoma is recognized as a GAF Master Elite® contractor, a special designation earned by only 3 percent of all roofing companies in the world. We offer homeowners a variety of asphalt shingles, one of the most popular being GAF Timberline Ultra HD® asphalt shingles.
Blown off shingles can expose your Oklahoma home to structural damage, mold, and mildew.
2. Siding. Pressure washing works well for most homes to remove dirt and algae but remember, never power-wash windows or window screens. While cleaning, check for changes in the exterior and be aware of any warping, storm damage or signs of insects.
When you are power washing on wood or vinyl siding, set it at the lowest pressure setting. This will ensure it does not damage or remove paint from the siding.
3. Windows. If you noticed last winter that air was leaking in or out or condensation between the glass, it might be time to replace your windows.
4. Gutters. Gutters are often overlooked and underestimated in their importance. While inspecting check for clogs, proper sloping and drainage. If you notice any issues or if you need help, LeafGuard® of Oklahoma offers free exterior home inspections and can provide you with expert advice and a custom solution. For a maintenance-free solution choose LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. LeafGuard® gutters outperform other systems on the market, ensuring reliable, clog-free operation. Want to see how they would look on your home? Check out our home exterior design tool here!
Clear out any sticks or debris blocking your gutters and allow water to run freely and safely away from your Oklahoma home.
LeafGuard® of Oklahoma is a local, licensed and fully insured exterior home improvement contractor that is as committed to your Oklahoma home as much as you are.
What’s your next home improvement project? LeafGuard® of Oklahoma is here to help. Contact us today for a free estimate at 918-827-7900.
Rainwater can cause damage and wear and tear on your home, especially if it is not collected and diverted away from your property. At least two times a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, we suggest a gutter check. Below are a few safety tips, tool, and maintenance suggestions to think about before cleaning your gutters.
Cleaning your gutters is a dangerous task. Here are some tips that can help you avoid injuries and safely clean out your gutters:
Let someone know that you will be working on a ladder.
Use a sturdy ladder.
Inspect the ladder. Check for defects and make sure screws and bolts are tightly fastened.
The extension-hinge arms should be entirely extended and locked into place before climbing.
What To Wear
In order to clean your gutters safely, protecting your hands, eyes, and wearing the proper shoes is important.
Wear gloves & proper eyewear. Gloves will guard you against decomposing leaves that can contain bird and squirrel droppings which are full of bacteria.
Wear rubber sole shoes. They tend to adhere best to wet surfaces and can help prevent dangerous slips or falls when having to climb on the roof.
What You Will Need
Choosing the right tools for the job vary home to home, but we will give you a ballpark of where to start.
A step ladder is great for single story homes where extension ladders are ideal for two-story homes or taller.
Gutter cleaning scoop (preferably plastic to eliminate damaging or scratching the gutter) if you don’t want to use your hands.
If your ladder has a small shelf you can set the bucket on that to collect the leaves and debris from the gutter.
Cleaning Your Gutters
Start at the top and work your way down. Cut back branches or foliage that hang over your roof and remove all debris.
Clear the corners and downspouts of your gutters first. Toss debris in a bucket to avoid throwing on the ground where it can become a slipping hazard.
Clear your straight runs.
After you think all of the debris has been removed and the gutters are clear test them out. Run the water hose to check that the gutter system is draining properly. Check for leaks and clogs. If you run into a clog in the downspout, try and flush it out from the bottom, if that doesn’t work, you may have to remove the downspout all together.
Schedule semiannual cleanings. Stay ahead of water damage caused by clogged gutters with routine maintenance. But doing so you can extend the life of your gutters as well!
Invest in LeafGuard®
By installing LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, you can eliminate gutter cleaning forever. Talk about the best way to clean out gutters by never cleaning them again! Time is money, consider the average cost of gutter cleaning and the time it takes year after year; it adds up, and your time is valuable. By investing in the original and only one-piece, patented, seamless covered gutter system, you can eliminate leaks and the threat of water damage caused by faulty gutters. In addition, you will remove the chances of injury associated with climbing ladders to clean gutters.
Just thinking of the time and effort it will take to clean gutters is exhausting. It is one of the worst home maintenance chores homeowners have to worry about. Never search “Gutter Cleaning Service Near Me” again, and contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma for your free LeafGuard® gutter estimate.
We often focus heavily on fall gutter maintenance, but the truth is, spring gutter maintenance is just as important. Why are we conditioned this way? Falling leaves are hard to ignore. The site of overflowing leaves in your gutters is an eyesore and good indication that the gutters are unable to perform correctly. In the spring, visually it might not be as noticeable that you have clogs or maintenance is needed.
Maintenance is a Must
Spring means showers. Gutters are the first line of defense in directing water away from your home. Gutters protect your roof, siding, soffits, windows, foundation and more, that is why inspection and maintenance are so important. Before heavy rains begin to fall, inspect, clean, and check your gutter system for damage.
Remember, check the ENTIRE draining system. The downspouts play an equally important role in diverting rainwater quickly and safely away from your home. An easy way to check for clogs and clean the downspouts is, turn the water on and run a hose down from the top. If you notice water backing up into the gutter, you may have to take apart the downspout and find the cause of the clog.
If you don’t feel comfortable climbing a ladder to maintenance your gutters or if you have found that your gutters need a little more attention than just some spring cleaning, it is best to call a professional.
Hiring a Contractor
If you are looking to hire a gutter contractor rather than attempting to fix on your own, rest easy knowing that LeafGuard® of Oklahoma will get the job done right the first time. We are a team of highly skilled professionals with a level of experience and expertise that comes with years of work, dedication, and ongoing training.
Tired of seasonal maintenance and the worry that comes with it? LeafGuard® Brand Gutters provide you with peace of mind and a maintenance-free solution. Contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today for your free evaluation.
Your gutter’s number 1 job is to channel rainwater away from your home as quickly as possible. If it is time to clean, repair or replace your gutters, now is the time, you don’t want to wait. Damage caused by faulty gutters include: roof, siding, window, landscape and foundation. These types of problems associated with poorly function gutters can lead expensive repair work. Avoid damage caused by gutter problems by knowing the warning signs to replace them.
If you notice small cracks in your gutters, rainwater is leaking. It can damage the fascia board behind the gutters, the roof above, siding and the foundation below. Small cracks can quickly become large and an even bigger issue fast.
Peeling paint/rust on your gutters or siding is a good indicator that there is an issue. This warning sign could mean water is not draining properly, there are cracks, or other damage is present.
Hardware is Falling Apart
Are you noticing nails on the ground? This can be a sign that the gutter is not properly secured to your home anymore; it can be caused from clogs and the gutter is unable to handle the additional weight, or they were installed with nails, which can pull away from wood. If the gutters begin to pull away from your home, this creates space for rainwater to flow behind the fascia board and cause damage to your home.
This is one of the easiest warning signs to spot. Gutters should never sag or pull away from your home. This is a good indication that the gutter is handling additional weight, causing them to pull away from the home.
If you notice ugly vertical striping on the outside of the gutter, this is a good sign that rainwater is overflowing the front of your gutter and ending up on the ground below.
If you are noticing any of the above warning signs that you need to replace your gutters, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today. We will have one of our LeafGuard® experts make a special trip to your home and provide a free inspection and suggest the right solution for you and your home.
October is a great time to tackle all of the outdoor and indoor home improvements by sealing up all of those cracks and gaps that will cost you valuable energy dollars. If not addressed, small spaces can turn into a large hole in the side of your house, so spend a few bucks wisely on supplies and potentially save hundreds of dollars this season.
Start by checking the exterior walls of the house by feeling around the windows and doors for drafts. If you are having a hard time locating the drafts, light a stick of incense and hold it by the window and door frame. If the smoke is wavering, you may have an air leak.
Remove all of the outlet covers on the exterior walls, place a pre-cut foam gasket on the back side and replace the cover. This will give you a nice tight seal and stop the air from coming in and out. If there is a large open void around the receptacle, you can fill those in with expandable foam.
If you find air leaks around the windows but notice it is coming in where the window moves up and down within the sash, you have the option of temporarily sealing that window shut for the season to stop that draft. Look for temporary caulk that’s removable and make sure not to seal all windows shut in the event one needs to be opened during an emergency.
Same thing goes for the outside of your house. Check around windows and doors to make sure that the caulk around the framework has not dried and cracked. If it has, remove the old caulk with a blade or a caulk softener and then spray the opening with bleach and water solution to kill any mold that might be growing back there. Let the area dry thoroughly and reapply a paintable latex caulk.
Landscape & Foundation Issues?
Look Up At Up Your Gutters.
Many Oklahoma residents are experiencing landscaping and foundation damage from recent rain. This can be a serious problem that is both time-consuming and costly to fix. More often than not, homeowners don’t consider this problem affecting their home until it does, at which point it is unfortunately too late to prevent. The most common cause of landscaping and foundation damage is a faulty gutter system, so having the right gutters is key!
Don’t underestimate the danger of clogs, that cause water to spill over your gutter and pool on the ground below. The overflow from clogged gutters can lead to surface erosion, which occurs when rainwater continuously hits the ground in a concentrated area beneath the roofline. Over time, this repeated contact will move the dirt and create a trench that usually will run the length of the gutter system. These trenches can potentially seep into the foundation, causing damage.
For Gutters That Are Effective and Durable,
Turn to the Experts at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma
At LeafGuard® of Oklahoma, we pride ourselves on offering LeafGuard® Brand Gutters to homeowners in Tulsa, McAlester and throughout Oklahoma. Whether you’re looking to replace your gutters because they are no longer functional or you’re tired of having to unclog them on a regular basis, you can count on the professionals at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma to provide you with the options you’re looking for.
We can help determine which option is most suitable for your needs during a free consultation at your home in Oklahoma. To learn more about our gutters, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today: 918-827-7900.
It is important to take a few steps to prevent any home breakdowns. It’s time to check off any last minute home improvement tasks and we are here to help you with our handy list of home maintenance chores for this fall.
1. Clean and repair the siding. After a long summer, siding can become dirty or mildewed. This month is a great time to use a pressure washer to clean it up and inspect for more serious problems. If your siding has seen better days (think missing, bent, or cracked pieces), consider replacing it.
2. Make sure windows are sealed tight. All double or triple-pane windows should have a tight seal around their perimeter that separates the individual panes of glass and traps inert gas between them, providing a break between the temperatures inside and outside your home. If you notice that your windows are frequently foggy, that’s likely a sign of a failed seal.
3. Change the air filters and tune up the furnace. This one really should be a maintenance task you do every month. Dirty air filters can lead to higher energy bills and irreparably damage your HVAC system.
4. Inspect the roof and gutters. It’s generally fine to wait until most of the leaves have fallen in autumn to clean out the gutters and downspouts, but giving these areas a quick visual inspection now is a good idea. Pull out any sticks or other debris blocking the gutters, and make note of any worn-out seals around vent pipes and chimneys.
If you do not feel comfortable on a ladder, or have a home of two or more stories, hire someone to do a quick inspection for you. Schedule any needed repairs now so that your home will be buttoned up for the changing seasons.