Well-Kept Gutters are Happy Gutters
How well do you know your gutters? Have you examined them recently?
Most of us probably take them for granted, even if they leak here and there, because properly-functioning gutters are very good at what they do…transporting rain water away from our home’s foundation and walkways.
But even a small leak can eventually lead to problems that could potentially cost you a lot of money to repair.
Generally, gutters leak because they were improperly designed or installed, have become worn or warped or are clogged with debris or ice. As a result, overly-saturated spots on the ground can eventually lead to:
- Mold and mildew
- Deterioration of basement walls and foundation
- Cracked and uneven driveway and sidewalks
- Warped, bowed, molded and stained walls
Also, over time, old or neglected gutters may sag or warp, allowing for the collection of debris. The resulting sludge can reduce the life of your gutters.
Additionally, clogged gutters are a fire hazard and can be a nesting spot for insects such as mosquitoes.
Why take a chance?
If you’re looking for a gutter specialist, give us a call today at 317-846-3598.