Cleaning your gutters might not sound like an exciting activity, but it is definitely necessary. A lot of things can make their way inside your gutters and cause clogging problems. Trees are notorious for dropping large amounts of foliage, particularly during fall. Evergreen trees are even worse, shedding leaves all year-round. If you’ve recently had work like storm damage repair done on your roof, some leftover debris might end up in the gutters as well.
You may not realize it, but your gutters are important in keeping your home free from water damage. Although they are a highly visible part of rooflines, most people do not pay much attention to them. Clogged gutters are then common, which can result in various roofing and moisture problems. [Read more…]
Home improvement projects can cost a significant amount so it’s understandable if you’re tempted to try and save on them as much as possible. There are many ways to accomplish this such as negotiating with your contractors, doing it yourself or researching which ones can be put on hold for now. However, out of all these methods, the one thing you should never do is avoid installing gutter protection systems on your home.
The number one enemy of many of your home’s fixtures is uncontrolled water. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common elements that your home gets exposed to all year round. High amounts of water and moisture are particularly detrimental to wooden structures as it softens the fibers and accelerates rotting. Composite materials like vinyl are more resistant to the bad effects of water, but they can fall victim to excessive staining caused by dust and dirt deposits that leaking water leaves behind. All these problems could leave you in dire need of a roof repair or, worse, a full replacement.