The season of windy and rainy weather has begun; be pro-active with house preparations.
Gutters have an important function: they direct water off the roof and away from the home. But gutters are only effective when they’re clear — and Mother Nature ensures those occasions are rare.
Clogged gutters can send water pouring over the sides to pool around the foundation. This causes cracks and damage to the foundation, resulting in wet basements, mold growth and expensive repairs.
Water from clogged gutters also can damage fascia boards, which could lead to interior wall and ceiling damage. And water that spills over gutters can land on flower beds, small trees or shrubs that surround the home’s base.
In addition to landscape damage, standing water can create a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. This is why it’s important to protect your gutters.
What can you do? Of course the regular maintenance of your gutters is necessary. Besides that, you could invest into products that would prevent the leaves and small branches from getting into your gutters.
For example, here is something I saw recently, and I like it. The cost is very low compared to other systems.
Tibor Bogdan & Associates
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