New Year’s resolutions for your home

winterhouseIn between mailing Christmas cards, and singing Auld Lang Syne – or maybe after all that – it’s a great time to think about ways to improve your home next year and start making concrete plans. It’s time for New Year’s resolutions for your home!

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to invest in improving your home in 2017, whether you’re planning to sell or just want a more efficient home. Regardless of the “why,” the “when” is now. Here are 5 ideas for changes to make in your home in the new year.

  • Get out a notebook. This is the perfect time to make a list of all those little projects and problems that you notice through the year but never have time to plan for. Are you tired of cleaning clogged gutters? Write it down, and then write “Gutter Helmet.” Have you had enough of scraping and painting window frames? Write it down, along with a note to check into new vinyl replacement windows. Is your home’s exterior faded and dull? Write that down too – maybe new siding is in your future. 

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It’s winter: Are your gutters protected from the elements?

Screen Shot 2016-12-06 at 1.22.12 PMIt’s getting colder and wetter by the day, so now is a perfect time to talk about how to protect your gutters and roofline from winter weather damage.

Gutter Helmet is, of course, the first step. A roof, of sorts, for your gutter, it blocks anything but water from getting in. Using surface tension – the elasticity of water that makes its molecules stick together – Gutter Helmet encourages rainwater to cling to its textured surface and slide into the gutter.

But even perfectly managed runoff will still freeze, and we have a solution for that problem: Helmet Heat.

Helmet Heat is actually self-regulating cables that keep snow and water from freezing in your gutters or forming ice dams on your roof. In our area, these are both significant problems and keeping the gutter and roofline healthy is key to prolonging the life of both.

Nyhof Custom Gutter & Aluminum has been selling Gutter Helmet for almost 20 years because it’s proved itself a great product. When we introduced it to the Sheboygan County area in the mid-90s, covering the gutter’s opening except for a small slit for the water to enter was a totally new concept. It’s not a revolutionary idea anymore, but Gutter Helmet is still the cream of the crop. Priced for the budget-conscious homeowner and with a lifetime warranty, there is no downside to Gutter Helmet. If your gutters are in good shape, we can install Gutter Helmet over them no matter what kind they are.

And let’s talk about that lifetime warranty, too. That means if anything goes wrong with your Gutter Helmet ever, we come out and fix it, no questions asked.

Helmet Heat is an essential part of the Gutter Helmet system in this climate, because it is a safe and reliable way to keep ice dams from forming, saving you not only the damage they can do but also the hard labor of breaking up the dams yourself. Our experts are well-trained and can get the cables hooked up to your home’s electricity quickly so you can stop thinking about your gutters at all.

Nyhof Custom Gutter & Aluminum is the only dealer of Gutter Helmet in the region. Let us take a look at your gutters and help them live a little longer – and save you a truckload of work at the same time.

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