Your home’s siding or gutters don’t just make your property look aesthetically pleasing, they serve as your best line of defense from the elements. If your gutters don’t catch and redirect water from your roof, it can lead to damage in the form of rot, rust, or mold development. Home Squad can provide you with all the essential services needed to protect your siding and gutters against damage, extending their lifespan and protecting your valuable investment.
When you contact us, we send our trained repair specialists in a fully stocked truck with all the tools and parts needed to quickly handle any siding or gutter repair. We pride ourselves on working quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high level of quality. That’s what our customers expect from us because it is the standard we set in 1991 when we first opened in Bothell.
Our services include:
- Siding installation, repair, and replacement
- Gutter installation, repair, and replacement
- Gutter and siding cleaning services
- Fascia board replacement or repairs
Call (425) 312-6767 or fill out our online form to schedule a free inspection + estimate! We also speak Spanish, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
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Gutters are an underappreciated part of a home; they are often neglected by homeowners despite the major role they play in preventing common structural problems. When leaves, sticks, and debris accumulate in the gutter system, it’s difficult for water to travel away from the home. Regularly cleaning gutters and removing the obstructions is important to prevent costly damages.
Here are some benefits of hiring Home Squad to clean your gutters:
- Water damage protection: When gutters and downspouts are clogged, rainwater will not be able to properly drain. It can get to the point where the water overflows and spills onto your siding and walls, increasing the risk of mold and rot development.
- Roof protection: With nowhere for the water to go because of clogged gutters, water will also flood over onto your roof and may weaken your roof’s integrity and cause leaks.
- Keep pests away: Gutters clogged with leaves and stagnant water can attract rodents, birds, and insects. They can also be targeted as a habitat or breeding ground for mosquitoes and termites.
- Prevention of foundation problems. Overflowing gutters can cause water to spill over the side of the home and puddle around your home’s foundation. This can lead to soil erosion and foundation damage.
- Money savings. All the above-mentioned issues can lead to a plethora of expensive repairs, solely from not having your gutter cleared out. By taking preventative measures, you can lessen the chances of having to spend money to alleviate all those problems.
Do I Need an Earthquake Valve?Depending on where you live, you may be required to have an earthquake valve in place by law. However, even if it is not legally required, putting in an earthquake valve is still a good idea if you live in areas prone to this type of seismic activity. Home Squad Home Services and Repair has been installing these devices for our customers all around the Bothell, WA area for years. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation with you and help you determine whether or not an earthquake valve is a reasonable precaution for you to take.
What Are Earthquake Valves?Earthquake valves automatically shut off the gas supply to your home in the event that major seismic activity is detected in the area. When motion of a certain magnitude is present underground, a mechanism in the valve will be triggered and cut off all gas flow to your home. The action of an earthquake can cause damage to gas lines and pipes. Cutting off the gas can help prevent any fires or explosions caused by those damages, potentially saving your home. These fires and explosions are often more damaging than the actual earthquake.
When is a Ductless Mini Split System a Better Choice?
You’ve probably heard of a ductless mini split system but aren’t sure if one of these systems is right for your home. Well, sometimes these are actually the better choice and here’s why.
The mini split system provides more flexible solutions as opposed to the standard HVAC. Heat pumps and central air systems force cold and hot air through ducts while mini split systems deliver air directly into the desired room, which makes it easier to get the precise temperature and requires less energy.
Because ductless mini split systems don’t lose energy through improperly sealed ductwork, they operate more efficiently, which saves you money. Also, as mentioned, these units require less power to do the same job that an HVAC system does, which also increases your energy savings.
Since HVAC systems and heat pumps force air through ductwork, it’s not uncommon for people to experience poor indoor air quality if the ductwork gets dirty. With a mini split system, you get the option of multi-stage filtration that drastically reduces the amount of allergens, particles, and dust that goes out into your home.
Finally, if your home doesn’t have ductwork, or you’re living in an apartment, a ductless mini split system is easier and cheaper to install since you don’t have to worry about cutting holes for ducts.
What Should I Check Before Calling an HVAC Contractor?
The warm summer nights here in Washington mean that residents’ air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone cool and comfortable, and it’s bound to happen that some systems can’t handle the load and break down. If your system isn’t putting out the cold air you desire, or if it’s not firing up at all, here are a few troubleshooting tips to check before you call an AC contractor.
If the air isn’t as cold as you desire, check that the air filter is clean and make sure there aren’t any obstructions near the outside compressor. Also, check for moisture as it may be a refrigerant leak.
If the air isn’t blowing, check the thermostat and make sure it’s set a few degrees lower than the room temperature. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to ‘cooling mode’. Check to see if any circuit breakers have been tripped, and of course, make sure the air filter is clean.
If you experience frequent on/off cycling or a system that won’t shut off, check and make sure an air register isn’t blowing directly on the thermostat, which can cause it to malfunction. Also check your refrigerant levels, and the air filter.
If you notice ice on the system, it could be that dirty air filter that’s to blame, or check to see if the coils are dirty. Also inspect the vents for obstructions.
To find out more troubleshooting tips, contact us online or call us!
Where Can I Get Replacement HVAC Filters?You can purchase replacement air filters directly from Home Services and Repair. In fact, we offer a delivery service as well so you will never have to leave your home to try and find the right kind of filter for your system. When you sign up for our annual filter replacement programs, you will receive the appropriate filter for your system from USPS every 90 days. We offer a variety of high-quality filters, so that you can be sure to get the type and size that is right for your system. If you are not sure how to install the filter yourself, our team will be happy to stop by and help you with removal of the old and installation of the new.
Contact Home Squad for Gutter & Siding Maintenance
Our experienced roofers have the qualifications and knowledge to provide smart solutions to all your gutter and siding needs. In our 30 years of service, we have helped hundreds of homes and businesses from Marysville to Tacoma in protecting their investment. With our help, we can check the extent of the damage and fix the problem before it gets worse, protecting your home’s structural integrity, extending its lifespan, and preserving its value and beauty.
Contact us today by calling (425) 312-6767 or completing our online form to schedule a free estimate for your gutter and siding project. Financing is available for those who qualify.