Gutters...Keeping Them Running Free & Clear.
We all know that having your gutters cleaned out is a necessity. But often times, we fail to understand why they need to be cleaned out and how often they should be cleaned out. Regardless of what type of roof we might have, tile, shingle or metal, if you have gutters, then you will need to keep them running free & clear.
What Gutters Do:
Gutters are not in place to just keep water off of your head. Gutters serve a very valuable service. When rain hits your roof and comes barreling down, it needs someplace to safely land. Your gutters are the ideal place. Gutters channel the rain water to specific locations and then release it to the ground.
By channeling the water away from the roof line, gutters protect the wood underneath your edges of your shingles, the wood under your eaves of your home (fascia) and it protects your siding as well. Not only that, making sure that you have gutters helps prevent top-soil erosion of the landscaping at the base of your home. When water is allowed to pool at the base of your home it can lead to foundation cracking and many other expensive repairs.
What Gets Inside Your Gutters:
For starters, you are always going to find leaves. But not just leaves,
decomposing leaves that have mixed with dust and turned into a soggy muddy
mess. You will find twigs, branches, pine needles, and other “tree matter.”
You will also find, often time, weeds that have grown up in the gutters. If you
have asphalt shingles you will also get a good bit of debris from them. Little hard
pellets of shingles come off with the rain and find a nice home in your gutters.
Damage Caused By Clogged Gutters:
Clogged rain gutters have many damaging effects on your home. Even a handful of debris will cause your gutter system to fail. Water will spill over the front of the gutter and wash away decorative landscaping, rot wood around windows and doors, stain siding and cause cracks in your foundation. The deterioration of the wood on roof and fascia as water accelerates as rainfall spills behind clogged gutters. To avoid these damaging effects your gutters must remain free of debris year round.
Save Money Now!
Preventative maintenance can go a long way to insuring gutters stay clean and your repair cost down.
By having your gutters cleaned out, you are one step ahead on your home or property's annual maintenance plan. DeCota Coatings can provide this service along with many other maintenance programs that can protect, restore and maintain your home or property's appearance and add value to your investment.
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