Rosa A. Ostergaard Gutter Screens June 10th, 2018 - 08:01:39
When your home has bad gutters it causes much destruction from cracks in the walls to leaks in the ceiling basement and a cracked foundation. Most people dont normally check for clogged gutters unless they were to have a roof installed. Gutters are the most important exterior part of the home to keep it in top shape. Homeowners wonder why they need a new roof when their existing roof is only seven years old or why their foundation is cracked. Its due from bad gutters that have not been protected with gutter guards keeping out the debris and twigs.
Once rain or snow falls these leaves become a rotten pungent pulpy mess clogging a gutter. The obvious solution to reduce this leaf problem is to install a gutter cover. Gutter covers slide over or inside the standard U-shaped trough and prevent larger particles such as leaves and seed pods. Although some gutter companies will claim their covers filter out all debris smaller particles such as dirt and sand may pass into the gutter with water and as with an ordinary gutter the trough still needs to be cleaned a few times a year. For areas with large amounts of foliage such as New England in the fall guards for Connecticut gutters as well as in neighboring states are significantly beneficial. If youre considering adding a new gutter or gutter covers many local companies do this type of work. Often its an outdoor home improvement company that offers replacement vinyl or aluminum gutters as well as installation services.
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.
The gutters would normally clog on a yearly basis but four years later after installation of the Waterloov product they were found to be free flowing and clean. Only a small trace amount of dirt--approximately 1/32" deep was found in the bottom of the gutter indicating that the dirt was constantly being swept along and down the downspout. With this specific design self cleaning gutters are a reality. Whats more important is that as the these gutter guards may require servicing in heavy debris conditions its simple to do from the ground with a telescopic pole and brush--its called suit and tie maintenance since its not a dirty job. An additional advantage is that unlike the flat gutter guards that need servicing it can easily be seen from the ground where the brushing is required.