Summer is rapidly approaching, which means it is time for mosquitos to start breeding in New Jersey. Every time you step outside, you are likely going to be accosted by a swarm of hungry mosquitos looking for their next meal. They are not just a nuisance, they can be pretty dangerous with the diseases they […] read more...
Do you spend those bitter winter months daydreaming about backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool, and enjoying sunkissed afternoons? I’m certain the last thing on your mind is ice damage to your home – especially those caused by ice dams. Although they are most common in northern climates, ice dams can pose a threat to […] read more...
As a homeowner, you may be considering taking on the task of power washing your home yourself. After all, it seems like it would be a pretty straightforward process—just hook up the machine and start spraying, right? Not so fast. Although power washing can offer fantastic results when done correctly, it can also cause some […] read more...
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No — we will make your life easy! After you schedule your job, we will appear automatically without further notice for each service scheduled, do a great job, and leave a receipt for you in your door. It’s that easy!
We do not recommend screening or gutter guards. Ned Stevens has searched for and experimented with all types of products that claim to prevent gutter clogs for over 50 years. In short, we’ve found that there’s no such thing as a “no clog” gutter.
We do sell and install gutter screens, but we stopped selling a top-of-the-line solid cover gutter guard. These systems allow debris in the gutters, they allow the water to pour off the top of gutters in heavy rain (which could lead to water in your basement), and they allow clogs. The screens we sell will keep out big debris, but let a significant amount of small debris into the gutters. This debris will cause clogs over time, and can even grow plants in the gutters. As such, even with screens, gutters need to be cleaned regularly.
The solution for gutter clogs is simple: clean the gutters on a regular schedule. You can do this by signing up for one of our ongoing service plans, and you won’t worry about your gutters again.
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We recommend that you clean your gutters about 6 times per year. Your local weather and proximity to trees & debris will dictate your specific needs, but we typically suggest this recommended schedule:
- In March, to re-nail all gutters and clear out the branches, dirt and other winter debris – so that they are ready for the “April Showers”
- In June, to clean out all the oak tassels, ragweed, seed pods, “helicopters”, and other debris that land all over our properties
- In August, to remove wind-blown debris caused by Summer thunderstorms
- And then three times in the Fall: October, November, and December, to remove all the clogs caused by leaves that come down throughout the Fall season, before the winter freeze.
Our Service Plans provide the simplest solution for worry-free gutter maintenance, all year long, and come with free benefits!
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Properly pitched gutters and leaders gather that water and channel it away from the home. Doing so prevents water penetration into the home and its foundation. For this reason, Consumer Reports magazine claims that “runaway rainwater” is the “#1 Home Repair That You Should Not Ignore.”
Because of how important a properly flowing gutter system is to your home, you must keep them clean, all year round. If you don’t, rainwater can seep into your home’s roof, siding, and even its foundation. Water damage to these parts of your home can result in costly repairs. Simply cleaning your gutters prevents these expensive projects and keeps water flowing away from your home.