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Should You Even Consider Having Gutter Guards Installed On Your Home?

When you’re tired of cleaning out your gutters, you might be thinking about getting gutter guards. These are supposed to block leaves and other debris from getting into your gutters and clogging them up. Are gutter guards worth installing? Find out more about whether or not you should have these installed. […]

2021-04-23T08:34:52-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

Where Do Gutters Get Installed On Your House?

When it comes to gutter installation, it is essential to understand where they should be placed on your house to function efficiently. Rain gutters should be attached to the house right before it is completed. Alongside downspouts, gutters work by collecting rainwater from the roof and channeling it safely away from your home’s foundation. They should be affixed to extend beyond the roof eaves to collect rain and hail runoff effectively.  […]

2021-04-23T08:35:02-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

Can You Install New Gutters In The Winter?

When you need new gutters, it’s important to have them installed sooner rather than later to help keep your home safe from moisture damage. Gutters help protect your roof and home interior from water damage by moving rain water and melted snow away from the exterior. Can gutters be installed in winter though? […]

2021-04-23T08:35:09-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

How Should Your Gutters Be Installed?

Gutters play a critical role in collecting rainwater and channeling it away from your home’s foundation through downspouts. However, the installation has to be correct for your gutter system to function efficiently and minimize clogs. This is why it is best to entrust this work to an experienced professional instead of attempting to do it yourself. […]

2021-04-23T08:35:20-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

The Benefits Of Couto Construction’s Gutter Services

If you live in New England, then you know mother nature can throw a lot at you. We can switch from rain to sleet to snow and back in the blink of an eye, often with high winds thrown in for good measure. You know what has to deal with all of it? Your gutters. […]

2021-04-23T08:35:31-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

How To Know When You Need Your Gutters Cleaned

Gutters don’t demand a lot of attention. They do their job, quietly, month after month, year after year. They don’t complain. However, this doesn’t mean they should be ignored. When gutters get clogged, dirty, disconnected or broken, it can lead to all kinds of other issues. […]

2021-11-02T13:14:00-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

8 Helpful Gutter Terms You Need To Know

Gutters systems have their own sets of connecting parts which make them complete and functional. Whether you’re interested in new gutters or just need a couple of parts replaced, it’s important to understand common gutter terminology you may come across so you can feel confident in your gutter choice. […]

2021-04-23T08:35:52-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

Which Gutter Material Is The Best For Your Home

Gutters and downspouts play an important role in directing rainwater off your roof and keeping it away from the foundation to prevent flooding or water damage to your home. Knowing what material to get your replacement gutters made from is a tough choice. Here are some of the best options available: […]

2021-04-23T08:36:03-05:00Categories: Exteriors|

How The Treated Lumber Shortage Is Affecting The Area

It seems everyone wants a deck these days but building them is becoming a real challenge for Couto Construction and other home improvement contractors. Pressure-treated lumber is at a premium, selling out almost immediately. Couto Construction is doing its best to service customers, but the shortage of decking materials is finally affecting production. It’s unclear when the shortage will end. “If we get any pressure-treated lumber in, it’s gone within 24 hours,” Fairhaven Lumber’s John Kalife told The Standard-Times. When Boston construction shut down in March due to COVID-19, those who supply construction slowed production so as to not get [...]

2021-04-23T08:36:31-05:00Categories: Exteriors|