Entries by Amerimax

Summer Home Maintenance To-Do’s Highlight Gutters

Nationwide, savvy homeowners stick to an exterior home maintenance schedule during the warm summer months to prepare for upcoming harsher weather. The lazy hot days of summer can lead some homeowners to neglect some of the basic and necessary tasks that can prevent unpreparedness and damage. But many checklists available will keep those to-do’s handy and […]

Easy Steps to Prevent Leaky Basements

While the heavy spring and summer rains may be great for nourishing your backyard garden, such benefits get swiftly forgotten when water begins gushing into your basement bedroom. A water-damaged basement can be damaging to your building’s infrastructure, your family’s health, and your pocketbook. Here are some easy steps to keep your home dry from […]

Autumn = Less Daylight. Have You Prepared Your Home?

Happy first day of Autumn! Monday, September 22, at 10:29 p.m. (EDT) is the Autumnal Equinox for 2014. This is the moment when the sun crosses the equator and we’ll begin to see more darkness than daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether it has been chilly for weeks or there are still balmy summer-like temperatures, this […]

Be Careful Up There! Ladder Safety for DIYers

Ladders are required equipment for any do-it-yourself project involving gutters and downspouts. Being cautious up there is extremely important for DIYers, especially since one wrong move can end with you in the hospital. Thankfully, these accidents are few and far between when you consider how many people use a ladder every day. However, there are a […]

You Can Do It: Mesh Gutter Guard Installation

If you are sure-footed enough to put a ladder to your house and climb to gutter level, you can install gutter guards. Gutter guards keep most all the pesky tree debris and leaves out of your gutters and allow rainwater to flow freely through your home’s downspouts, away from your roof shingles, siding and foundation. Spring and fall […]

September: Back-to-School and Back-to-Yard Too

September isn’t just back to school month for the kids, it’s also time to get back to the yard for adults.  While summer showers and sunny days are easy on your rainwater drainage systems, a mild to harsh September could usher in some drainage problems come Fall.  The last thing you want is leaves stuck in your […]