Don’t Neglect Your Gutters

Gutters are one of the most neglected members of the home care family. Surely we’d all prefer not to have to deal with their upkeep at all, but this is one aspect of home maintenance that should not go overlooked.

The experts at Window Depot USA know that there are many things that can go wrong when your home’s gutters go unchecked.

Potential Problems

Ice Dams: Clogged gutters overflow and force water into the house

Rot: Dammed gutters can get so heavy that they start to pull apart from the house, the water seeps into the trim and siding, causing rot to set in

Decay: Leaving debris in the gutters can be an open invitation for insects and other critters to take up residence, burrow in, and start deteriorating your house from the inside

Cleaning

If your gutters are just one story up, there are easy ways to get them cleared out.

Climbing atop a ladder and using a garden trowel or other device to scoop the gunk from your gutters is a great start. After you’ve got most of the debris cleared, you can take a hose to the gutter and get the leftover scraps.

It’s important not to use the hose before clearing the initial layers of gunk; you’ll end up clogging your downspouts with even more obstructions.

If you’re not comfortable on a ladder or have gutters higher than one story, it’s best to hire a professional like those at Window Depot USA’s sister company Berg Home Repair to do a thorough cleaning for you.

If you’re ready for a fresh start with a brand new gutter, contact the pros at Window Depot USA for top quality gutter installation. We also specialize in services for door installation, window replacement, and garage door repair in Cleveland, TN and the surrounding areas.

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