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A Tree’s Impact on Your Oklahoma Home

The Impact of A Tree on Your Oklahoma Property

The trees surrounding your home gives off the perfect shade and eye appeal. But with each season, it goes through many different processes that can have an impact on your Oklahoma home. From the first bloom to the changing of colors, the trees go through a very interesting transformation. As it is interesting to learn about the transformation, it is important to understand how it affects your home.

Rain water spilling over the gutter system due to getting clogged with dirt, leaves and other debris.

Spring Into Sunshine

Spring season is like a fresh breath of the new air. The temperatures start to become warmer, the days start to feel longer, and the trees start to bud for blooming. It’s the perfect time to get out into the sunshine after being cooped up all winter long.

Spring is a busy season for trees. After losing their leaves during Winter, they begin to grow and reproduce new leaves. The trees drop leaves, seeds, and other organic material on the ground. The debris from your trees builds up and clogs your open style gutter. As mosquitoes and insects like to live in the shaded trees, when the open style gutters become clogged with the leaves and seed, it can cause a problem with them living out of them.

Ordinary open-style guttering naturally collects, leaves, acorns, twigs, and debris, which can become clogged.

Summer Storm

With temperatures becoming hot and humid, we use our trees to shade areas to keep cool from the hot sun. Trees are mainly in full bloom with the leaves hanging off branches. With trees being in full bloom, the growth of a tree slows down. All of the buds containing next year’s leaves are mainly set by mid-summer.

 

Open guttering can clog with leaves, twigs and other debris. This home suffered damage which caused rot to develop around the eaves and soffit, eventually pulling the guttering off of the home.

Leaves Fall, Gutters Clog

As the days grow shorter and cooler air rolls in, the color of Oklahoma’s trees change from bright green to the brilliant fall shades of orange, yellow, red, and brown. The tree starts to prepare for survival mode with the leaves falling off the trees to prepare themselves for the Winter months to come.

 

Regular guttering maintenance is required when trees are near your Oklahoma property. Seeds and leaves can clog your gutters, which can lead to costly repairs.

Winter Ready Your Home

For the trees to survive through Winter, they need to get rid of all their leaves. While we like to hibernate in our homes through the cold months, the trees go through their own hibernation called Dormancy. They begin this process in the Fall with trees losing their leaves. They need to get rid of the leaves so they can survive. While in Spring and Summer, the tree loses a lot of water during photosynthesis. So when Winter comes around, they are no longer able to get enough water to replace it.

 

Over time, your clogged open-style guttering can pull away from your home. Allowing the winter ice and rain to enter your home.

Save The Hassle, Install LeafGuard® Gutters

Instead of constantly worrying about if your open style gutters are ready for whatever the tree throws on your home, install LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. It is the one-piece patented system that allows water to flow freely while making sure leave and debris stays out. LeafGuard® Gutters eliminates any possibility of your gutters leaking and causing costly water damage. It is a maintenance-free solution forever.

LeafGuard® and the Good Housekeeping Institute
LeafGuard® Guttering is made from aluminum that is 20% thicker than standard gutters, and it features 3” X 4” downspouts that are 30% larger than standard gutter downspouts and can carry more water away from your home. LeafGuard® is attached with screws to the fascia board of your home, with hidden, non-corrosive hangers, spaced only two-feet apart for added strength and durability.

LeafGuard Of Oklahoma Is Here to Help

Here at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma, we are more than happy to help you with providing the best gutter system on the market. Life tends to happen and home maintenance can fall to the bottom of your priorities. No matter what season it is, LeafGuard® Gutters will be the best solution for your Oklahoma home. We will come out and do all the work so you can sit back and enjoy life without stress. Contact us at (918)-827-7900 for your free estimate!

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Hiring the Best Exterior Contractor in Oklahoma

Introduction
Searching for the best home exterior contractor can be a daunting task. We understand that weeding through local companies can get time-consuming. The last thing you would want to do is pay an unqualified person for something as close to your heart as your home.

If you were to hire an assistant or an employee for a company you own. You wouldn’t want to quickly hire the first person you come across. You need to be sure this is the best person for the job. We recommend you take the same approach when selecting a home improvement contractor. Here are some steps in finding the most qualified company for the job.

Step 1
Recommendations and referrals. Word of mouth is always a great way to get first-hand knowledge of a customers experience with a company.  You could make a post on your social media page asking for recommendations, or call up relatives and friends.

Online reviews are a great way to get to past customers critiques. Google, Facebook, Yelp, Angie’s list, and Better Business Bureau reviews are beneficial to alleviate some of your concerns. Take notice of how many reviews the company has, if they have 5 stars, but only one review online, the company may not be the best choice.  For Example here are some of LeafGuard® of Oklahoma reviews:

You will notice we average 4.9 – 5 out of 5 on the majority of all these review sites, and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. With recommendations like these, combined with our weekly customer stories, any consumer choosing LeafGuard® of Oklahoma can rest at ease knowing they have selected a great company.

Step 2

Credentials. Make sure all legal requirements are covered. Ask for credentials to be certain your contractor is licensed and insured. Be positive there is a warranty on the products and service you have purchased. Ask how long the company has been in business, and how employees have been trained. Be thorough, asking too much is always better than asking too little when it comes to your home investments. If the company is transparent and explains their processes well, you will feel more confident that they know exactly what they are doing.

In addition to legal credentials, you may want to ask about any awards or recognition they have received and ask about the products they plan to use.

Joe and the GAF Roofing Team getting awarded with the Triple Excellence award in 2017
Joe and the GAF Roofing Team receiving awarded with the Triple Excellence award in 2017.

LeafGuard® of Oklahoma has won many awards & qualifications including:

Our Products are also award-winning:

When it comes to our warranties you can expect the best. Our roofing system has a 50-year warranty provided by the manufacturer, but we back that with our own lifetime warranty!

Step 3

Pricing is obviously on your mind.  Taking into consideration, warranties provided, and quality of products, it’s best to have a ‘one and done’ mindset on these types of investments.  You will get what you pay for if you go to a fly by night shop. Most roofs are said to last 25-30 years, but with Oklahoma’s ever-changing extreme weather, it may not last that long.  A 50-year warranty it’s about twice as long as an average roofs life. Logically the best way to choose is to factor in that type of information. Going through this checklist with all of your home improvement needs like Siding, Gutters, and Insulation is wise as well.

One of our past customers.

Always ask for financing options after getting your estimate from a reputable company. LeafGuard® Oklahoma offers to finance your project with monthly payments. We like to create a long lasting relationship with our customers, so they do not have to dive into this kind of research for every home exterior project.  They know they are able to turn to a trustworthy local source.

Red Flags

There are a few red flags we mentioned previously like the number of reviews a company receives, how long they have been in business and more. Here are some other factors to be aware of.

  • The dates of the reviews you are reading. If they are not up to date on their reviews, it’s hard to tell if management has changed and if their service is still up to par.
  • Competitor bashing, this is unprofessional and usually highlights the insecurity of the company doing the bashing. If you are successful in the home exterior industry, you don’t have time to put down other companies. You are busy serving your customers.
  • Broken links to review sites on their website is a good indication they may want these to be inaccessible to you.
  • Successful contractors will make it easy for you to get in contact with them and see a portfolio of their work. Be cautious of home improvement contractors who lack basic information, a website, social media presence, and reviews for example.
  •  We also recommend marking off names of anyone who takes too long to get the information requested to you.

Conclusion

We hope this list helps you find the best local contractor for your home exterior job. Home Solutions of Iowa is happy to provide you with a Free Estimate on your next exterior project & create a lifetime relationship with you!

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