Exteriors

LeafFilter’s trusted guides provide homeowners with the best exterior home improvement tips. Whether you are looking to spruce up your curb appeal, prevent serious home damage, or perfect your green thumb, LeafFilter can help you tackle all of your exterior home projects.

6 Things to Know About Aluminum Gutters

When searching for the best material for your new gutter system, there are many different options to choose from. Some of the most common materials are vinyl, steel and aluminum, although some homes have copper and wood gutters. Aluminum seamless gutters are ideal for complementing your home. In fact, this is why they are the…Read More

Gutter Guards & Maple Spinners

Do you live in an area with plenty of maple spinners, maple seeds, helicopters, whirligigs, or whatever they are called in your town? If so, you may wonder if they will stay out of your gutters this spring season. The truth is that maple seeds can easily clog gutters thanks to their slim and narrow…Read More

When is it Time for Gutter Replacement?

When was the last time you looked at your gutters? Like, really looked at them? We’re guessing it’s been awhile. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to give your gutters a closer look, you may want to do so, soon. You may not even realize you need gutter replacement! Gutters are essential for diverting water…Read More

Roof Terminology Cheat Sheet

While taking care of their gutters, many homeowners discover roof problems they weren’t aware of beforehand. Perhaps your neighbor alerted you that your water and ice barrier is deteriorating, or maybe the reflection of sunlight on your metal flashing helped you see that it’s not secured properly. Before you embark on any roof repairs, you…Read More

Where to Buy Gutters

Often overlooked, gutters are an essential part of your home. Their main job is divert water safely away from your home, protecting areas like your foundation, landscape, and basement from expensive water related issues. With so many different gutters on the market, it can be difficult to choose which ones are right for you. In…Read More

Pros and Cons of Wood Gutters

There are many different factors involved in choosing a gutter system for your home. Price, appearance, maintenance requirements, and effectiveness are all equally important. In order to choose the right gutter system for your home, you’ll likely have to weigh the pros and cons of each type of gutter system. The bottom line is that…Read More

Roof Leak Repair Tips

Roof leaks can negatively impact your home. They often lead to insulation problems, damaged walls and ceilings, black mold, and rot. If your roof is damaged, you must repair it as soon as possible to avoid headaches and thousands of dollars in home damages. Keep reading to learn how to fix your leaky roof. Finding…Read More

Ice Dams 101

Ice dams can lead to plenty of headaches and costly home damages. They are defined as ridges of ice that form at the edge of roofs and prevent melted snow from draining off the roof. Often times, the result of ice dams is damage in ceilings, insulation, walls, and other areas of your home that are…Read More

How to Customize Your Gutters

Most homeowners see their gutters as a boring necessity to protect their home from water damage. But, with a little extra thought and some additional flair, this essential part of your home can become anything but boring. There are several ways to customize your gutters, so read on to get a few fun ideas! Rain Chain…Read More

Winter Pond Care

If you have a pond on your landscape, you know what a luxury it is to have beautiful fish and plants right by your home. However, you also know that when temperatures become brutally cold, you need to do whatever you can to make sure the fish and plants in your pond make it through…Read More