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Shane McDonough

New Jersey

Shane McDonough is an expert in the gutter cleaning and home services world, bringing over a decade of industry experience into his work both on and off the ladder.

4 Problems with Micro Mesh Gutter Guards

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Homeowners everywhere are constantly trying to find ways to avoid the periodic cleaning of their gutters. Climbing onto the roof and risking your safety on the ladder is just one of the many ways that gutter cleaning is an inconvenient and dangerous DIY project. Gutter guard companies, especially those that offer micro mesh gutters, try […] read more...

3 Ways Atlanta’s Heat is Hurting Your Gutters

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Sep, 22 2021 |
Atlanta homeowners are subject to dynamic weather patterns throughout the year. From tropical storms to humidity, Atlanta homes can take a beating if they aren’t prepared to battle the seasonality of the area. High heat is common in Atlanta, with temperatures averaging 90.7 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest month of July. Aside from the heat […] read more...

How Atlanta’s Tropical Storms Can Impact Your Gutters and Home’s Integrity

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Sep, 16 2021 |
In a given year Atlanta can expect to receive anywhere from 4 to 12 major tropical weather events (source: National Weather Service). Fortunately, since Atlanta is about 300 miles from the ocean, it doesn’t often experience the devastating effects of hurricanes that can sweep the southeastern United States. However, the residual effects of rain and […] read more...

How Atlanta’s Humidity Can Contribute to Gutter Issues

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Atlanta receives an average humidity level of 68%, making it only 8% lower than the most humid city in the U.S (New Orleans).  Atlanta residents don’t need to be reminded of how humid it can get, especially in the throes of summer. Atlanta homeowners should therefore be aware of the damage humidity can have on […] read more...

Atlanta Gutter Cleaning Guide

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Sep, 01 2021 |
The weather in Atlanta can be dynamic and unpredictable, which means seasonal pressure on your house and gutter system. Clean, healthy gutters can ultimately save you a lot of time and money while allowing you to avoid a risky operation. While it may seem like gutter cleaning can be a do-it-yourself type of chore, having […] read more...

7 Questions For Your Gutter Installation Company

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Jul, 01 2021 |
Many homeowners experience the pain of clogged and broken gutters that need replacement. Eventually, all gutter systems will break, and before you risk your life climbing onto the roof to DIY, you should consider hiring a gutter installation expert.  When exploring gutter installation companies, there are seven key questions you can ask to get the […] read more...

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters? 2021 Edition

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If you are a homeowner, and you have gutters bravely protecting your home from the perils of foundation damage, mold, or worse, then you probably are wondering how often you should clean your gutters, in order to preserve their lifespan. Gutters should be cleaned six times throughout the year, with at least three cleanings during […] read more...

Can Gutter Cleaning Be Done in Winter?

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If you live in a cold-weather climate within the U.S., such as the midwest or northeast, Fall has turned into deep Winter. For many of us, that means more time spent at home, cozied up with a hot cup of coffee, while avoiding the crisp winter air. However, that does not mean your rain gutters […] read more...

What’s Creeping and Crawling in Your Gutter?

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Oct, 29 2020 |
What Might Be Lurking in Your Gutters? We all know there are many things that get trapped in our gutters. Dirt, twigs, rocks leaves and pine needles all land on your roof and get carried to your gutters as rainwater washes them down. But do you know the other creepy crawlies that might be hiding […] read more...

5 Home Improvements For Fall

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Oct, 15 2020 |
Fall Is A Great Time For Many Home Improvement Projects We often think about fall as a good time to change over our closets into our winter wardrobe, carving pumpkins, and putting warmer bedding on our beds. Fall should also be a time when you think about embarking on some home improvement tasks, as it […] read more...
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