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3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Gutters in Consistently Top Shape

Gutters might not be the biggest and most character-contributing roofing components. However, they play a huge role in preserving your roof and yard. Without gutters, water will soak and spoils your yard. Plus, your property's concrete foundations will likely suffer from massive damages.

Here are three easy ways to keep your gutters in excellent shape.

Install Gutter Guards

These small mesh walls reduce dust and prevent leaves from contaminating your gutters. Unfortunately, huge debris is a significant contributor to gutter blockage. To remove clogs in gutters, you'll need to call professional roofing specialists in Farmington, CT.

Direct Downspouts

High-quality professional specialists can install direct downspouts to your gutters. These downspouts can direct water away from your yard straight to your property sewage line. But, on the other hand, they can store it straight in your rainwater storage tanks for reuse.

Regular Repairs

Lastly, you'll want to use experienced roofing specialists, such as Slavin Home Improvements, to keep your roofing gutters in top shape. These specialists will inspect your gutters and give you a rundown on their current condition. Then, they can perform small, regular repairs that are a fraction of the total gutter costs.

Mr. Handyman has an excellent post about the consequences of poorly maintained gutters. Read more about it below.

What Damage Can I Expect from Unmaintained Gutters?

Foundation - Underperforming gutters put your home’s foundation at an unnecessary risk. One of the primary functions of any gutter system is to displace the water that erodes the soil around the foundation. Every homeowner wants to avoid expensive foundation repairs.

Basement flooding - More water landing at the base of your home means a higher risk of water entering the basement. Preventing water from entering here can stop problems with mold and mildew, as well as preserve walls that might otherwise be exposed to moisture and fungal growth.

Driveways, sidewalks, and other finished surfaces - A good gutter system is also an investment to protect driveways, sidewalks, and patios. If water is being moved from these paved areas, soil is far less likely to be shifted or eroded by rain/snow running from the roof.

Mosquitoes - Clogged gutters make a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mating mosquitoes love stagnant water, so clogged gutters are perfect safe havens. If you have mosquitoes buzzing near your home, your gutters might be a good place to look. Also be on the lookout for containers of standing water such as rain in pots, kiddie pool, sandbox cover, tire or wheelbarrow. Besides causing itchy bites, mosquitoes carry diseases such as West Nile virus. Young children and older adults will be much safer if you take care of mosquito breeding grounds on your property. (Continued)

If you have yet to find an excellent roofer, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvements. Contact us to learn more about our services today.

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