Gutters are an important part of your home’s infrastructure – they’re the keystone to the survival of your home. They protect your home’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also prevent erosion. So not having gutters is not an option, but neither is having clogged ones. But cleaning gutters can be an annoying and dangerous task.
A lot of homeowners opt for gutter guards. Gutter guards are designed to keep debris and animals out of your gutters, while keeping the water flowing away from the house. We could spend several paragraphs debating which guard is best, but shouldn’t the real question be “Should I even get gutter guards?”Continue reading "The Truth About Gutter Guards"
Ignoring your gutters can get you into a lot of trouble! If you’re not sure of how to clean your gutters, or simply don’t want to do it… you’re not alone! Gutter cleaning is one of the most commonly overlooked but NECESSARY chores. A proper maintenance routine calls for at least two clean-outs a year to avoid costly, irreversible damage to your home. We’re here to offer some fun facts and tips on how to keep your home happy and healthy.
If you weren’t already convinced of the importance of gutter cleaning… here are a few “fun facts” that should scare you straight.Continue reading "Gutter Cleaning: a Necessary Evil"
When I was growing up one of my least favorite chores was cleaning the gutters. It’s scary climbing a ladder and the disgusting things that you find up there can be haunting. That’s why most people put off cleaning their gutters. It’s a hassle and frankly, most of us have the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. But the truth is the gutter is the life blood of your home.
It has been said that if you start to feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated; similarly, by the time you notice that your gutters need to be cleaned, the damage has already begun to set in. Gutters are often called the silent killer because by the time a homeowner realizes there is a problem it’s too late. So let’s look at what the four ways uncleaned gutters can damage your home.Continue reading "4 Ways Clogged Gutters Will Destroy Your Home"