One of the most daunting maintenance tasks a homeowner can tackle is cleaning their rain gutters. This chore is the opposite of fun and safe. That’s why it’s hardly a surprise to hear that 90,000 emergency room visits occur each year because of injuries sustained while falling off a ladder.
This past spring, Bill in St. Paul, MN found himself tackling this very burden and decided that it was no longer something he felt comfortable doing. He’d been doing it twice each year since he bought his house in 1997. While it could be tempting to forego cleaning his gutters entirely, that simply wasn’t an option. Located in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood, the lot Bill’s home rests on is sprinkled with several silver maple trees. (For those not familiar, silver maple trees can grow as high as 100 feet tall and their lifespan ranges from 130-150 years.) To proclaim that these trees are things of beauty would be an understatement. However, with such a sizable stature, the amount of leaves that silver maple trees shed each fall is staggering. That’s why on the second Friday every November, Bill’s family has a standing get-together to mow, mulch, and transport all the fallen leaves to a local compost site.
After resolving he’d cleaned his gutters for the last time, Bill began his quest to find the perfect ones to be installed on his home. In his own words, here’s what led him to entrust such an important project to Lindus Construction/Midwest LeafGuard:
“What really helped me was the many videos you guys have online that talked about LeafGuard® and showed the installation process. It made me feel confident that you guys knew what you were doing and would get the job done right the first time.
My sister and brother-in-law were here the day Nevin came & I felt comfortable, as they did, with his presentation that LeafGuard® would be the best product for me. Nevin was not high pressure.
They did a nice job on the install. They blend in very well with the color scheme of my house. I believe that they will keep me off my roof forever now.”
We’re pleased to count Bill among the 75,000 happy clients we’ve served in the Minnesota and Wisconsin area since 1979. We know that his LeafGuard® Brand Gutters will be a source of pride in his home for years to come.