Routine Gutter Maintenance If routine gutter maintenance is at the top of your spring cleaning list and you get a knot in your stomach at the thought, there is a better way. All homes and buildings need routine gutter maintenance several times a year, depending on the number of trees in proximity to the structure or those pesky birds that think gutters are a great nesting place. Not to mention, the gunky, rain-saturated debris that has to be removed to prevent gutters from a blockage at downspout openings. The thought of having to haul out ladder brushes to remove debris [...]
Your home's ability to channel water away from the foundation doesn't just end abruptly at the downspouts. If this excess rainwater or snowmelt cascading off your roof isn't being correctly routed to a better location, you could be looking at significant foundation repairs down the road. Thankfully, there are several preventive options that the homeowner can take to avoid these pitfalls: Extensions For Downspouts Providing you have enough slope at the downspouts drainpipe, you may be able to get by with just a splash block placed at the pipe outlet. This will suffice for most cases, but since [...]
Any stagnant water on your property is not good, but particular attention needs to be given to standing water in your roof gutters. In the winter, this can result in ice pockets that can damage gutter walls and seams, due to excess expansion and contraction. In the summer, pools of water present in your gutters will act as a perfect breeding ground for infectious mosquitoes. Compounding this problem are the birds that will be attracted to these insects and their larva in the water. These same dirty birds will then proceed to defecate in the water, thus creating a virtual [...]
Homeowners looking replace their worn-out/damaged rain gutters, or simply deciding what type to use on new home construction have several varieties of materials from which to choose. The most significant differences found when shopping these choices is usually the price and durability of a particular system. Care must be taken not to be too sticker-shocked by the cost of a properly installed, lifetime gutter system, for this is one area of your home's exterior you don't want to cheap-out on and pay dearly to have it corrected. Aluminum vs. Vinyl Rain Gutters Although there are other gutter material [...]
Advantages of Hiring Professionals for Routine Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance Keeping your home's gutters clean is usually relegated to the same level of importance as trimming back overgrown tree limbs and repainting the storage shed. While it's seen as important, most homeowners tend to put off gutter cleaning as something that can wait while they attend to other, more important tasks. However, a clogged gutter can present untold problems if it is ignored too long. Cleaning your home's gutters regularly is essential for several reasons. A gutter system that is full of leaves, sticks and other debris won't efficiently direct [...]
How important are rain gutters? A question that is often asked. Gutters not only make your home look beautiful but they have a greater purpose. Click below......... https://www.guttersupply.com/file_area/public/articles/whyinstallgutter.html
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