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11376 Kline DrDallas, TX 75229
From Business: Arborists in Bartlett Tree Experts' Dallas, TX office are committed to helping local residents and businesses maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Allow an arborist, or tree surgeon, from our Dallas office to provide tree service and shrub care to you in the greater Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, Texas area in…
Dallas, TX 75217
This is the second time in 3 years I have had them do my tree trimming. They do an EXCELLENT job for a fair price. They did exactly what they were supposed to do, all my trees look GREAT, and they cleaned up well-you can't even tell there was a mess. I chose them because during the floods on Gle…
653 Brookvista Ct EWaxahachie, TX 75165
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8618 Garland RdDallas, TX 75218
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Serving The Metroplex And Surrounding AreasIrving, TX 75060
]RECENTLY HAD A FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE USING SAL'S LANDSCAPE AND TREE TRIMMING SERVICE AND I WANT TO SAY RIGHT OFF I WAS VERY IMPRESSED, THESE GUYS REALLY KNOW THERE BUSINESS! ESPECIALLY J.R. HE WALKED ME THROUGH MY FRONT AND BACK YARD AND EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND FOR THE P…
5209 E Parker Rd Ste 6Allen, TX 75002
From Business: Condren Tree Service Est. 1985 Risk Free All Work Guaranteed. The Tree Professionals. Tree and Stump Removal, Trimming, Fertilization, Spraying, Cabling, Diagnostic Services and Consultation. Certified Arborist International Society of Arboriculture. National Arborist Association.
381 Casa Linda PlzDallas, TX 75218
Jim Chase is like a tree doctor..... he cares for the trees as if he were the home owner. We recommend their tree service to others and so far all have been very pleased. Great job!
2303 Royal LnDallas, TX 75229
From Business: A Better Arborist has been serving the DFW metroplex for 37 years offering tree care service. Our uniformed crews are highly experienced in tree pruning and large tree removals. Call A Better Arborist if you have storm damage issues. Our crews are capable of handling any type of situation. We have the right equipment to ha…
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I am a Property Manager in Balch Springs and invited this company to our community and give us a proposal for a total community facelift. They sent out 2 employees within 30 minutes and we went through each of my concerns and spent over 2 hours walking the entire community. I noticed them taking pictures and notes and kept me engaged during the entire process. After numerous conversations and approval from my company, we had them begin work. What a great team effort on their part and my community is brighter, looks larger due to the tree trimming. They cleared out over 78 trees that were harmful to my residents homes and other personal property. The trees that were trimmed/pruned look so much healthier. Express Tree Trimming is definitely the team to call for your tree service needs whether you are residential or business. they are respectful, professional and prompt (do not blame them for bad weather). I am recommending them to our other communities if and when we need trees worked on as well.
Simply put, it was good work, but I don't like how it was handled. I got the estimate the ($800) and it only included two items (from the list of items they performed for me, they left a number of things off). So I called them up the next day and mentioned all these other items they left off and they came back out to get me another estimate ($1,250). I thought for $1,250 ($450 more than the first) that it was a pretty good deal for everything.They came out on time and got everything cut and trimmed and was quite happy with how everything looked. It was to my surprise, and this is where my displeasure comes from, when I later received an invoice for $2,050 plus tax. I called up Tom Lindsey and explained that I was confused by the higher amount and he told me that it was two separate estimates and that I needed to add them together. Just make sure you know what you are agreeing to before telling them to come out.
I just had 1 very large tree taken down, and another large oak trimmed up, and I must say Express Tree Trimming is by far the BEST company I have ever dealt with for my trees. Mr. Solis was quick to come to my house and provide my esimtate, and was easily the lowest bid of the several I received. His crew came out early the next day and got right to work. Very courteous and professional, they worked like surgeons. They worked very hard, and the final results are absolutely SUPERB. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of work and the price. Clean-up was also exceptional. I would highly recommend this company, and will call them again, should I need additional service. Thank you, Isidro.
This is the second time in 3 years I have had them do my tree trimming. They do an EXCELLENT job for a fair price. They did exactly what they were supposed to do, all my trees look GREAT, and they cleaned up well-you can't even tell there was a mess. I chose them because during the floods on Glenbrook over the past 5 years, several people used Express Tree Trimming. I would pull over in my car to watch them work and they were careful not to damage anything on the ground. I walked back and spoke to the homeowners and all were very pleased. You can't beat that kind of recommendation! I am very happy with this company and plan to use them whenever I need my trees trimmed.
I highly recommend White Rock Tree Wizards. The owner Jim Chase is an expert. You would think someone who is going to cut your trees would just come to look at the trees and give you the cost of the service. Jim didn’t do that. He actually does a consultation. He first came to my home and spent time looking at my trees, the condition of the bark, and like a doctor would do to with a patient, gave my trees a thorough exam. The crew that came to my home was very courteous and spoke English. I even received a follow up call from Jim to make sure I was satisfied with the service. If you are looking to find a professional, look no further than White Rock Tree Wizards.
I strongly recommend Mr. Solis and his staff at Express Tree Trimming. They were quick to respond to my call give me and estimate and prompt day for the job to be done. They were very professional and worked well with our limited budget. The crew came early on the schedule day ready to work. They were friendly and honest and paid attention to every detail. They cleaned up so good it hardly even seemed like there wore trees there before. I highly encourage each one of you to give these guys a call, you would be pleased with their service, as I’m and recommend them to have the job done. :)
The work quality was excellent. The crew really cared about details. I found the pricing to be excellent and the services provided were on schedule. I must mention that the trimming crew was always very courteous and responsible. We have received numerous compliments from our neighbors on our beautiful front yard now that one big tree was cut down and removed completely. I would definitely recommend Express Tree Trimming to anyone in need of quality & environmentally friendly tree trimming. Not to mention, Mr. Solis has a great sense of humor. He made sure we were satisfied.
I called a few tree trimming companies and Express Tree Trimming gave me a free estimate on the same day I called. I hired them after I was given a very good price (which also included a discount), and also knowing that they are insured and bonded made this a company I could trust. I am pleased to say they made sure all my trees were trimmed very nicely! They did a magnificent job, I was very pleased, I love my trees very much and I am so glad this company made sure they were well taken care of. I highly recommend it.
I called Express Tree Trimming to have all my trees trimmed. I had called a few other companies but didn't feel confident they could do a good job. Express Tree Trimming was the third company I called and immediately noticed the difference. They showed up in time for the quote and performed the services the next day. Not only was I satisfied with their service, they went beyond my expectations. They were very professinoal while also providing competitive prices. I highly recommend them to anyone!
I had several companies come out to give me an estimate for taking down an old tree in my back yard. Express Tree Trimming excelled among the rest in just every perspective. They showed up on time to our appointment, reasonable price, very proffesional and their staff was very courteous. They cleaned up so good it hardly even seemed like there was a tree there before. I highly encourage each one of you to give these guys a call, you will know what I'm saying is true right away!
Gutters aren't the prettiest part of a home's exterior, but they are incredibly important. Without gutters, rain can pose a serious threat to your roof and foundation.
Gutters act like funnels that are ready to catch the rain when it falls and redirect it away from your home. The downspout or leader is the part of the gutter system that allows the water to flow down and away from the foundation.
Without the gutter in place surrounding a roof, rainwater pours onto a home's siding and can cause damage over time, including discoloration, weakened siding, or mold. Water standing on a roof can also get under shingles and cause similar damage. If the shingles or siding become extremely deteriorated, the water damage could infiltrate the interior of a home and lead to additional, and more costly, issues.
Continuous rain pouring down from the roof can also cause the soil around a home to erode. As the soil washes away, water can begin to collect directly adjacent to the home's foundation and eventually make its way into a basement.
A gutter and downspout system mitigates these problems by collecting rainwater and making sure it is released at a safe distance from the home.
There are several different styles of gutters from which homeowners can choose.
K-style gutters, also known as Ogee or formed gutters, have a flat bottom and back. The outward-facing wall of the gutter is usually flared outward with a decorative shape that often mimics crown molding. These typically hold about twice as much water than half-round gutters and cost more as well.
Half-round gutters, also simply called round gutters, are typically found on older homes. They are U-shaped and hold significantly less water than a K-style gutter.
Square or box gutters have flat bottoms, backs, and fronts.
Round downspouts connect to round gutters.
Square downspouts connect to either square gutters or K-style gutters. They are usually rectangular in shape, with dimensions of either 2 inches by 3 inches or 3 inches by 4 inches.
Spiral or otherwise decorative downspouts are also available, though they are typically more expensive than round or square downspouts.
Guards are sometimes added to protect gutters from excessive wear and tear that the changing seasons may bring. Leaf guards keep leaves and debris from building up inside the gutter, while snow guards protect gutters during harsh winters.
Just as gutters come in several shapes, they can also be crafted out of various materials. Each has its pros and cons. The most common size and shape is the 6-inch K-style gutter, and the pricing information that follows refers to this combination.
The most popular material is aluminum, which is lightweight, doesn't rust, and is easy to install. They can also come in various colors and be painted to match a home's siding. About 70 percent of gutters are seamless, which means they are installed right onto the home from a long spool of aluminum shaped and cut to size.
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The only gutter material less expensive than aluminum is vinyl, which comes with several downsides. Vinyl gutters don't hold up well in cold weather, the color will easily fade in the sun, and they don't support ladders leaned against them. On the plus side, they are easily installed and aren't heavy.
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Steel is strong and will resist rust for about 5 to 10 years. It can also come in a variety of colors and easily be painted to match a home. However, it is heavy and difficult to install.
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Many copper gutters are the half-round shape and found on older or historic homes. Their better qualities include their exceptional beauty compared to other gutter material options and their resistance to rust, even after many years. In time, though, the copper will develop a patina, or layer of oxidation, which many homeowners prefer. However, they require a professional installation, unlike the other metals that can be installed by an adventurous or knowledgeable homeowner. Copper is also one of the more expensive materials.
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Zinc gutters will last a very long time and are typically used in historic renovations and high-end homes. There is no need to paint them, and, like copper gutters, they will develop a patina after a few years. Also like their copper cousins, zinc gutters must be installed by a professional. Zinc gutters are only available in the half-round shape and are usually 6 inches across.
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Many homes built before the 1960s had wooden half-round gutters installed. Some homeowners like the traditional or natural look of wooden gutters. However, they require special maintenance. Wooden gutters should be oiled regularly to prevent drying, cracking or deterioration. They are also heavy compared to metal versions.
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Just like any other important home feature, there will come a time when you will have a problem with your gutters. Luckily, there is usually a quick fix for most gutter issues.
Most homeowners have had to address clogged gutters at some point or another. This is typically an autumn-related issue, as falling leaves land in the gutters. Cleaning them out should be an annual or semi-annual chore, depending on how many leaves and other debris commonly build up in your gutters. The chore can be tedious, time-consuming, and dirty but is easily done by anyone who isn't afraid of heights and owns a ladder. However, if this doesn't sound appealing to you, it's not hard to find a professional who will do it for between $50 and $250, depending on how large your home is.
Downspouts That Drain Too Close to the Home
The purpose of the downspout is to direct rainwater a safe distance away from a foundation to mitigate water damage. To that end, downspouts should drain at least four to five feet away from the home. If a downspout is draining too close to a foundation, an extension can easily be added, usually for the same per-linear-foot price as the material of the gutter.
A leak or hole in a gutter system completely undermines the purpose of the gutter. It's important to get this issue fixed before the next rainstorm to prevent residual damage. If the leak is located at a joint or seam, caulking is usually a good fix and is easy to find at any hardware store for about $5. The remedy for holes elsewhere in the gutter depends on the size. Smaller holes can be addressed with gutter sealant. Bigger holes might require a patch or some metal flashing, also sold at most hardware stores.
Gutters with the Wrong Pitch
For the rainwater to be guided to the downspout and away from the home, gutters need to be slanted so the water can easily slide down toward the opening. If the gutters are too level, standing water can become heavy and cause damage. Mold can build up and, eventually, the gutters can overflow and cause water damage to your home or foundation.
The ideal pitch is angled one-quarter of an inch down for every 10 feet across. If your gutters were installed professionally and you notice standing water, call the company and request that they come address the issue. If you installed your gutters yourself, you may need to rehang the gutter.
Sagging or Pulling Gutters
Gutters that are sagging or pulling away from the house generally don't have enough support for how much they weigh. Installing a few more hangers in problem areas can usually alleviate the issue.
While it's not unusual to experience one or more of the aforementioned problems during your time living in a home with gutters, there are some measures you can take to prevent these issues. Clogged gutters can be avoided by cleaning them before buildup becomes a problem. When doing so, be sure to pay close attention to the downspout, and see that all water can flow smoothly through the whole system.
Leaf guards could help in heavily wooded areas where leaf buildup is a common problem. Also, snow guards can help prevent snow and ice from building up during the winter, which could put undue stress on the gutters.
Wood gutters should be oiled to help them last longer and remain effective. Shingle oil is a good product that will protect against weathering and allow the wood to breathe.
Though gutters will typically last many years, there may come a time when replacement is inevitable. If you have patched aging gutters for several years, it might be time to replace the whole system. To do this, you'll have to decide whether you want to take on the project yourself or hire a professional.
A professional is required for:
A professional is recommended for:
A professional will make replacement easier, but isn't always necessary for:
If it's time to replace or repair your gutters, hiring a professional is often the best way to go, especially if you are inexperienced with this type of home repair. Professionals will be able to spot a small problem before it becomes a big one, and they know how to safely work with the tools required for the job.
Before hiring a professional, make sure they have workers' compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Additionally, it's important to recognize that a gutter installation or repair can affect the roof. Before you agree to any work being done on your gutters, be sure that your roof warranty won't be affected. Your roof is one of the most important features of a home, and should you run into an issue with it, you'll want your warranty to be valid.
Before hiring anyone, get as much detail about the job as possible. Ask about:
Getting references before hiring a professional of any kind will give you a good idea of what their customer service is like as well as whether they do quality work. Talk to friends and family who have hired the gutter installer before making your decision. If you don't know anyone who has worked with this company before, go online to find reviews, or simply ask the company for references.