Why it is Important to Maintain Your Home’s Gutters
Cleaning and maintaining your gutters is important to prolong their life and keep potential problems from arising from water damage. Gutters that are left full of tree debris can cause damage to the gutter system, water damage to parts of the exterior of the house, and can become breeding grounds for molds and mildew. Depending on what types of trees and how many trees are near your gutters will determine how often they should be cleaned out. Generally, gutters should be cleaned between two to four times per year. Additional cleanings may be necessary if birds or small animals build nests in the gutters.
Selecting the Right Ladder for the Job
Several types of ladders are available for different jobs, and it’s important to choose the correct type for optimal safety. Before climbing up any ladder, someone should be notified in case there is an accident. A fall from a roof can result in serious injury. For single-story homes, a four-legged, sturdy ladder is optimal. Because a bucket to collect the debris from the gutters is needed, choose a ladder that has a shelf that can support at least a five-gallon bucket. For two-story homes, a reliable extension ladder should be used. Always secure the bucket used for collecting debris with a lanyard. It is not ever recommended to use an orchard ladder for gutter cleaning because these ladders can be very unsteady and unbalanced.
What to Wear When Cleaning Your Roof's Gutters
Good work gloves should always be worn while cleaning gutters. Decomposing leaves in the gutter can contain bacteria and animal dropping. Gloves will also protect your hands from cuts caused by any torn metal parts of the gutter or from any twigs mixed in with the leaves. Always wear secure work shoes when using a ladder because sandals are never safe for this type of job.
Scoop the Goop
All of the leaves scooped out of the gutters make for great compost; so if you have a compost pile, put the gutter cleanings there. When clearing out the gutters, remember to also check the downspouts for clogs and blockages. If a downspout becomes blocked with leaves or other debris, rainwater will not drain properly from the gutters and can cause sagging. This can end up being a much more expensive fix than a simple cleaning. When water does not drain from the gutters, it’s likely that mildew will form making subsequent cleanings even tougher. To scoop the gutter debris, always use a plastic gutter scoop over a metal one as metal scoops can damage aluminum gutters. Buying an extension pole for your gutter scoop will reduce the number of times you will need to climb down and move your ladder.
Check Gutter Flow After You Scoop
After you have cleared out all of the leaves and twigs from the gutter, use a garden hose with normal water pressure and a spray nozzle attachment to both wash out and check the drainage of your gutters. Spray in the direction of the downspout so that any small, leftover debris is washed down and won’t remain in the gutters. In some houses, the downspout may be connected to an underground drain that leads to the street sewer system. If this is the case, the downspout should be disconnected at the bottom so that when you spray water to wash out the little debris, it does not collect or cause any blockages in the underground drain. If you find a clog in the downspout, use your garden hose without the nozzle attached and work it up the downspout from the bottom to loosen the clog.
Check for Leaks After Cleaning
If you notice any drips or leaks while spraying out your gutters after cleaning, be sure to identify and fix the problem areas. If the gutters have holes or leaks, then water damage to the house is more likely, and damage to the ground under the gutter can be unpleasant. Carefully check any areas that have been previously patched or repaired. Also, check all of the seams to ensure they are still properly fitted. Any old caulking can be scraped out with a chisel and should be thoroughly dried before being repaired. The best sealant to use in gutters is a new bead silicone to prevent leaks from reoccurring in that area.
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I had a great experience with advanced windows.Our installers Clayton and Chris W. were professional, punctual, and did an amazing job with the install. From what I can see we don't have any additional finishing work. Thank you!!
All I can say is WOW!!! What an amazing team showed up at my house to install my windows. I have been stressed since ordering them and bright and early they showed up to do the job. Brad and his crew work well with each other and they were in and out, left no mess, and it is just delightful to have the new windows. Thanks so much also to Darren for coming out, giving me a bid, and working so well with our crazy schedule!!! Job well done!!!
Such a great experience from start to finish! We love our new windows and wish we would have done this upgrade sooner! Our rep was informative and very professional and walked us through the entire process and then our install guys were amazing, professional and did a great job! Will recommend Advanced Windows to others!
From the initial sales contact with Rob to our hard working installer, Don, and the amazing office staff including Kendra and Allorah, we have been so impressed with everyone and are extremely happy with our new windows. Thanks!
Words cannot express how much I love this company! Ken and his team arrived on time, did their work quickly and efficiently, then left the place cleaner than they found it. All while having the best attitude I have ever seen from installers! I will truly never use a different window company. Advanced for the win!
Advanced windows was great to work with to get new windows. From the start of the sales representative coming and explaining the windows, to the install from Clayton and Justin, everyone was professional and made the job run smoothly. Thank you!
Brad was the lead installer along with Noel, Sam and Junior on his team, replacing over 50 windows in a log home. A great team of gentlemen. They were incredibly prompt every day. Professional and skillful in their workmanship including removing and replacing numerous picture windows that weighed over 250 lbs and required scaffolding. They did an excellent job protecting our deck, inside flooring and furniture from any damage. They took great care to clean up so there was no mess leftover. They addressed any questions we had and made recommendations that reflected their expertise and that were in our best interest. Each of them was personable and enjoyable to be around. We had an excellent experience working with Brad and his team and would ask their team back any time.
Our Salesman Darren was very friendly and professional, and very informative. I would recommend him to family and friends. Darren was a pleasure to work with and explained everything and answered all of our questions.
Fantastic service! Very knowledgeable and professional. No pressure sales. I contacted three companies for my replacement window bid for 19 windows. Jeremy was above and beyond better than the other companies, in his knowledge, low pressure sales and just stellar business manner. Everyone that I have had communication with at advanced windows via email, text, phone call or in person, has been exceptional. I also love that you’re local and give back to make a wish foundation. Checks all the boxes. Thank you!I had my windows installed. Justin and Chris were absolutely fantastic. Above and beyond stellar service. Very respectful of our property, on time, very quick and professional. I would highly recommend Advanced Window Replacement. Local company, gives back to community non profits, stellar customer service from Kendra and team, stellar installation. All in all 10/10. Thanks a million for making this so easy to do business with you.
Brock was our installer. He did a great job. And he was nice to talk with. Clean, and professional. Made sure everything was cleaned up before he left. I didn’t have to pick up, or throw anything away. He did it all!
I replaced the old 70th aluminum frame window with AWP window and that significantly improve noise coming from outside on top of thermal improvement and of course low e cut down on solar heating as well
After we got 3 bids from other window Companies we choose Advanced. They did a Great job on our Window project! Rob our sales guy was honest and upfront with no pressure. Project went smoothly. Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!,,,plus we received a nice rebate!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the sales presentation to measurement and install, these guys were professional and efficient. Appreciate them coming when they said they would. Don was the installer and was top notch. Arrived early, explained what they were doing, and did quality work. We love the new sliding door (with built in doggy door!), and will definitely reach out when ready to replace our windows.
We had our windows replaced by Advanced Window Products. I was very impressed with the professional way that they were able to remove the old windows. We have exterior siding and they didn't even touch the siding. Our installers were Brad, and Sam. They were very professional and spent the time to show us how to operate our new windows. I am extremely happy with the results and have enjoyed working with everyone at the company. Thanks for doing such a great job on our house.
Rob was a fantastic salesman. Not your typical give your pitch and push your product. He actually listened to what I wanted and fit his products (and pricing) to my requests. No up sale or "extras" pitch.Our windows were manufactured and installed ahead of schedule. The office crew communicated often; we were aware of the progress of our project at all times. Noel and his nephew (our installers) were remarkable. They left the inside and outside cleaner than when they arrived.I would not hesitate to use Advanced Windows in the future.
Advanced window products as a company were very professional and easy to work with from their Salesman Ken to the installation with Brad and Justin. They did an amazing job and cleaned up after. I was very impressed with every single person I dealt with at Advanced and would highly recommend them!!! I absolutely love my new windows and my house stays very well Insulated, not like the draft from my old windows!!! I AM VERY SATISFIED!!!
Advanced Window products did a superb job on replacing the single pane windows in the home. Huge difference for the home in looks and eliminating the drafts. They are super to work with and professional from the sales to install to follow-up. Highly recommend their products and service.
Darren was my salesman and was very knowledgeable and walked me through all options and I was very surprised with the pricing I was quoted, much lower than all the companies I received quoteS from. I highly recommend Darren and Advanced Windows.
I am so happy with the professional product, installation, and sales of my windows. Brad and Sam were awesome installers. My sales guy was awesome also. I would recommend this company to everyone I know.
Ashley and Sierra in the office are amazing, down to earth people! If you need any kind of window ‘needs’, give them a call and they will help you out more than you could ask for! Oh and don’t forget about Allorah!! They are all so well educated in their line of work and will help get you set up with the right products to get the job done above and beyond expectations!
Extremely satisfied from start to finish. From their sales representative Ken to their install crew Brock and Clayton, my experience couldn’t have been better. Thank you, Advanced Window Products, for being professional and fulfilling your promise: “You’ll LOVE what you see!”
We needed the windows replaced in our home and from the initial phone call to installation Advanced Windows has been fantastic. We met with Jeremy and went over all of our options and received our quote. We decided to move forward with the project and Advanced Windows. Kendra was very communicative and helpful with updates to our install date. She has been very helpful throughout the entire process. Don and Patrick came out and installed the windows and kept our house and carpet clean. They did a great job. Everyone was very punctual and communicated very well.Thank you Advanced Window team!
I want to say thank you to Rob and Advanced Windows!! My wife and I were dreading dealing with our house renovation and adding new windows, but Rob was great to work with. He wasn't pushy and allowed us to make the best decision for us and our situation. The install was quick and painless. Thank you Advanced!!!!!!!
Ken our sell guy was awesome to work with he knows his product his not pushy his on top of any questions concerns ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️We will use him again on other projects for sure this one was our own home and we loved the productPrice ✔️Quality ✔️Product ✔️Timely ✔️Thank you Ken
We chose Advanced Windows for quality, price and warranty. However, we were pleasantly surprised with the customer service. Not only was our salesman, Ken, knowledgeable and friendly, the installation team was clean, careful and courteous. When we had a small issue arise about our sliding glass door lock and back ordered screen door, Advanced sent someone out to resolve it quickly. So, even after the work had been done you don't feel like they leave you hanging and are there to make sure the job is satisfactory. I will and have recommended Advanced to family and friends.
After getting quotes from several companies, and reading lots of mixed reviews, we decided on Advanced Windows. I was pleasantly surprised. The sales person was good and the installers were great. Very polite, clean, and accomodating. I work from home and they did the office based off of MY schedule. There was no damage to my house or window sills - I saw that in a few reviews. The installer noticed the sliding glass door handle was damaged, the screen for it was on backorder, and one of our windows was jnstalled backward. They came back only two weeks later and fixed all 3 things at the same time which I loved. The windows look great and I definitely recommend Advanced Windows!
I recently had several windows in my home replaced by Advanced Window Products. I have had great success using them in the past and this experience proved, once again, that they are a great company.Excellent service and communication through the entire process. The first phone call, the measuring, the in-the-works correspondence, and the final installation. The entire experience was very professional with quality results.Marshall did a great job on the installation setting my concerns at ease right from the start.My expectations were exceeded and I would not hesitate to recommend them highly to anyone.Great job Advanced!I could not be more pleased with my new windows and the experience with your fine company!
Loved our experience with advanced window products! They made install day a breeze! They replaced 11 windows and were in and out in 2 hours! No mess and no damage to our new paint. The windows look amazing and we are very happy with them. Will recommend to my friends and family!
We had Advanced Window's replaced our entry window. Ken our sale's was fantastic in arranging our replacement. Don and Justin our installers was very professional and service oriented.They did a fantastic job.
Darren was wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable, friendly and an overall great person and salesman. The installers were quick, precise, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this company! Awesome experience from start to finish!
I have never been more satisfied with such a large purchase than I am with buying windows from Advanced Window Products. Working with Ken made everything so smooth and easy. He came out to the house for our estimate showed us all our options and explained everything clearly so we had all the information we needed before moving forward. Ken was with us every step of the process which made us feel comfortable and secure with our purchase. Everyone at AWP was so pleasant to work with it was a no brainer where we were buying windows from. On installation day David and his crew were very professional and courteous. They removed old windows and installed new windows in one day and left everything clean, like they weren't even there. If we had to do it all over we would be glad to use AWP again and again. We felt like they genuinely cared about us as customers. Thanks to everyone at AWP we are so satisfied with everything. A+ Service, communication, quality. couldn't ask for a better experience.
Ken was great and easy to work with. They replaced one window a year or two again and we liked them enough that we are getting more windows through them. The are a lot faster then other companies that we have looked into who were 8+ months out Advanced was only 12 week out for install and they have great quality windows.
Ken was great to work with. He listened to what I needed to be done and didn't try to oversell. We walked through what windows would be replaced, their cost, and when to expect them to be installed. He was responsive to any further questions I had after our consultation.The windows are high quality and did what we needed them to do, stop drafts and reduce heat gain from the sun. We've noticed a considerable difference in comfort in the rooms with the new windows.
I decided to splurge for the sliding door with the embedded doggie door. I love my new door. Installation went very well, and the cleanup was done quickly. I had a lovely new operational door in a very timely manner.
All of the employees were great to work with, Jeremy in sales, Kendra in the office, Brad and Justin and the rest of the install crew were amazing to watch, and the nicest guys in the state. Janet and Terry
It took a long time to get my windows after ordering but was worth the wait. I've heard stories that people building their homes are waiting a lot longer. I had a massive amount of windows replaced and the installer (Brad) and my salesman (Rob) was awesome. Rob is even helping me find a windshield for my UTV as I write this. I have no issues as of now with all 23 windows they replaced on a 2 day install. They also did it in 100 degree temps with out losing coolness in the house. The windows are extremely noticeable at their effectiveness over the "rotten windows" I've dealt with for 20 years since house was new. I keep house at same AC settings but feels much cooler than I would have ever expected. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I had all 24 windows on my house replaced. Darren was amazing right from the start. He was very responsive to any questions I had & I was kept updated between order & install. Once the windows arrived, the installers were friendly & very respectful of my house. I'm highly satisfied with their work & would highly recommend Darren Lewis if you need any window products.
We used Advanced Window Products to replace all the windows on our home and it turned out wonderful. The team, from sales to installation, were easy to work with and they did a great job. They communicated any delays in production and were easy to work around our schedule. Professional job.
These guys are awesome. Great prices and my new sliding door looks amazing!!! Everyone who came out was very friendly and professional. My home isn’t typical construction so they had to do some custom work to make it look good, and I’m so happy with the work they did. The installer was actually friends with the people who owned my home before me, small lake city. I highly recommend using them for windows and doors.
I recently worked with AWP for new windows. I had no idea how much heat was coming through before. I have southwest facing windows and my AC could barely keep up with all the heat that would enter before. With the new windows, my AC runs much less and actually keep the house cool :) All of the humans I worked with were very professional and efficient at their jobs. I would definitely recommend these guys to all of my friends and family
Brad and his coworker arrive on time, worked hard and smoothly removed the old windows and skillfully installed the new windows. At completion Brad asked us to check to be sure we were satisfied. He then showed us how to open and close the windows, the locks, how to take out the windows to clean, how to put them back in the frame, how to remove snd put back the screens. He asked if we had any questions or concerns. We were pleased and surprised how smoothly and quickly the job was done. They clean everything up. The windows look great. The house stays cooler. Purchasing Advanced Windows was the right decision.
Darren Lewis was my salesman at Advanced Windows. I had been needing new windows for years and was overwhelmed on where to start and what to do. He walked me through every detail and made the process so easy. I feel like he went above and beyond what his job entails. He followed up with me throughout the whole process to make sure I heard from the office or installer based on the timeline given. He kept me in the loop on what to expect from the time he came and measured my windows up until they were installed. He even called after to ask how they looked and to make sure I was happy with everything. I would highly recommend Darren and will keep his number for any future needs.Thank you Darren!!!Sincerely,Michelle Blair
Darren was incredible! I felt taken care of and like I got an awesome deal! He took the time to explain the product, my options and to answer my questions. I would highly recommend Advanced Window Products if you're looking to replace the windows & screens in your home!
We had a wonderful experience with Advanced Window Products and I could not any happier with our windows. From sale to install everyone we have worked with has been fantastic. Ken our salesman was very knowledgeable, gave sound advice and I never felt like i was getting "sold". Like everything, we knew our order would be delayed due to supply chain etc. Advanced kept us informed and when the windows were ready, they were installed promptly. Our installers, Dave and Nolan did a phenomenal job, were very polite and timely. We were pleasantly surprised to see how neat and tidy they were, we didn't even have to vacuum anything. They took their time and were very efficient. We have an older home and had original single pane windows. I am so pleased with how much quieter and cozy our house feels. Thank you, glad I don't need windows anymore but would use this company again in a heartbeat.
Ken was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I'm so impressed with the entire company. They are prompt and informative. Ken knew what i needed and wanted in window replacements. All my questions were answered though I didn't have many because he was so thorough. I love that this company is local and stands behind their products and services. I recommend them 100%. Thank you again!!
Darren is such a pleasure to work with! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and quick to respond. We had quotes with various companies and the customer service with Advanced was by far the best! It’s wonderful to be able to support the local economy as well!
We were impressed with the entire windows replacement experience. Darren was excellent sales rep., who quoted a reasonable price and made the purchase process easy and comfortable. AWP kept us up to date on the entire process ie...how long we'd have to wait, when the windows were available for install etc...Justin, the installer, and his crew were friendly, efficient, and thorough.They cleaned up everything before they left our home.We are vey happy with our windows and will highly recommend AWP to all our neighbors and friends.Thank you so much.The Casey's