Spring has sprung! It’s time to see if Winter took a toll on your gutters. They may be clogged and overflowing, or may have holes in them from ice damage or old age. Damaged or outdated gutter systems can malfunction and create expensive problems in the future such as:
- Roof, fascia, and soffit damage
- Mold growth
- Ground erosion
- Cracks and damaged foundation
- Basement flooding
The purpose of a gutter is to first, protect the foundation of the structure; home or business. They also help cut back on erosion of the soil around the house. By keeping the soil in place, it can help keep the basement dry as well. If your home doesn’t have gutters, then you run the risk of extensive damage and costly repairs.
There are different types of gutters. A certified contractor will be able to assess which gutters would be best for the shape, size and position of your home. If you live in an area with lots of trees, then you may want to consider the gutters that are enclosed to keep your gutters and downspouts from clogging with leaf litter. In other areas free of trees, you may be able to get away with a standard gutter that just channels the water way. Keep in mind, they may still require cleaning a couple times of year due to critters and dust from the air. So, if you have a two-story home, think about how you will maintain standard gutters.
No matter which type of gutter you choose, it is imperative to have them. Gutters will help keep your property from damage that can be expensive to repair.
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