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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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!
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. Project went smoothly. Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!,,,plus we received a nice rebate!!!!
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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
Todd was fantastic - he explained everything, especially the length of time it would take to get the instillation.The quality of the windows is great and it has changed our room completely. We loved them so much, we bought another window in our kitchen.When the door was installed, the door latch didn’t lock, but they came right back out and fixed it.
Darren was such a pleasure to work with, he is professional and very knowledgable. He explained and communicated everything well, is efficient and overall a great guy. I would highly recommend Darren and Advanced Windows, it was a great experience working with them.
I worked with Jeremy on my home's window replacement project. Unlike all of the other bids I was getting, I never once felt pressured or hustled during the sales pitch or after. Advanced Windows lets their product, prices, and service do the talking. I've only just initiated the project with them, so I will update this review after the installation. So far I am very impressed with their service and professionalism.
So far the sales experience has been really nice. The salesman wasnt pushy and simply educated us on the material and options. Then gave us a quote and plenty of time to think about it and get other quotes from other companies. I will update after install.
We needed a new puppy door for our new home. I was referred to this company from a friend, and I was not disappointed. Darren was very professional and got the job done quickly. I will definitely be using them in the future.
We moved into a new build a few back and let's just the windows and the air coming in was not what we expected. After talking with Darren he gave us some insight on the difference between new build windows and what they offer. Very happy with the service and quality from and Darren and advanced windows. Highly recommend
Rob is awesome to work with. He is very knowledgeable about the products they carry. I purchased siding from him. And I absolutely love what they did for me. This company is so great to deal with. Very responsive. More than happy to address any concerns and fast to resolve any problem that may arise. I highly recommend Rob and Advanced Window Products.
My experience with Advanced Windows was very positive. The salesman Todd was very knowable and gave us very good information to make a decision of the type of windows that would be best for us. The installer Brad was very thoughtful and explained what he was doing, and answered all our questions. Brad arrived on time and installed our windows much faster then we expected. Brad explained how to care for the windows and how they worked. He did not leave until all concerns were met and all the areas inside and outside our house were clean.
Advanced Windows did all the windows in my home. I have noticed lower utility bills and a more comfortable climate in all rooms of my home. I also had a pet door installed in my French door, which has been a game changer for me, as a dog owner. I love that the products are manufactured locally, and that there is a lifetime warranty.
We used this company to do all of our upstairs windows and had such a good experience that we had their Sales rep Ken come back to help us get our downstairs windows replaced . We have love their product and the installation was professional and clean.
I am not one who usually writes a review but after I got my windows installed today I knew I needed to. From the first time I met with my salesman Darren to the end of my installation with Brock they were very professional, nice, and made sure I knew what was going on every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing new windows!
Real review from a real customer. Rob M. Was my sales rep. What a knowledgeable and transparent employee. Ask for him if you want someone you trust in your home. Due to production delays, we waited a while for the windows. But on installation day, and amazing team came out. Justin, Kurt, and Chris were our installation techs. They were polite, professional, and fast. And fast may be an understatement. These guys could install windows with their eyes closed. The price for the windows was reasonable and I will.be working with them in the future and you should too. Save yourself the time and do yourself a favor and just go with advanced. You will not regret it.
I just had 10 new windows installed from Advanced and they look amazing. The installers, Justin and his team were amazing! They were so polite, answered all my questions and were fast and efficient. I was more than impressed with their work ethic. And everything was cleaned up when they left. Thank you!
I called multiple companies and was impressed by the information Rob was able to tell me over the phone. He was very helpful and eager to help without being pushy. He was helpful in suggesting window ideas and didn't try to update. I'm SOOOOO excited for my upcoming install. 😁