Josefine A. Bak Gutter Screens July 05th, 2018 - 08:24:51
When your gutters get clogged the rain or snow has nowhere to go but up on the roof or down the side of the house seeping into the interior walls and foundation causing damage. Bad gutters start sagging or pull away from the fascia board caused from too much snow weighing down the gutter. When the gutters are not protected with gutter guards they take a lot of wear and tear from trees animal feces snow ice and rain. When you have a solid guttering system the rain water and melted snow will run through the gutter in to the downspout out on the ground running away from your home. Without the gutter guard protection your gutters will eventually cause damage costing you thousands of dollars in repairs that could have been prevented.
They are in fact one of the cheapest kinds of gutters available in the market. Steel gutters cost about twenty dollars per foot whereas aluminium gutters cost between four to eight dollars per foot. Installation Besides being the cheapest option aluminium rain gutters are also quite easy to install. Installation of copper and steel gutters needs the help of professionals because they require soldering of joints. However aluminium rainwater gutters do not need soldering at the time of installation. Moreover they are lightweight and thus can be shaped quite easily at the time of installation. Leaking Aluminium rain gutters dont leak.
They filter out the debris snow and ice keeping your gutters in top condition serving the purpose theyre intended for. This protection will save you a fortune in repairs and medical bills as the water damage also causes mold and mildew leading to allergies and other respiratory problems. Its bewildering that home builders do not add gutter protection knowing the destruction clogged up gutters can cause to the home. They believe you are responsible for keeping them cleaned out but since they are hidden from our view its something thats easily overlooked.
Some people believe their homeowners insurance will cover the repairs caused from water damage and indeed they will if the damage was caused by a flood through the Act of God but it wont cover repairs due from gutter damage. Its the homeowners responsibility to take care of their gutters. Most homeowners will hire someone to clean their gutters periodically but they make the mistake of hiring a handyman who knows nothing about home repairs or maintenance. Most of these handymen do a sloppy job and never completes the task of cleaning the gutters thoroughly.