Gutters are one of the most important parts of a home. The gutter system helps direct water away from the roof’s edge and foundation. Without properly functioning gutters, water will begin to filter and pool around your home, leading to flooded basements, foundational shifting, water damage, and a whole host of other problems.
Gutters can become damaged and have reduced functionality because of:
To keep your gutters functioning at peak efficiency, it’s always best to clean them out twice per year, once at the end of spring and again at the end of fall. These two seasons produce the most debris for gutters, and by clearing at the end of each, you get all the cleaning done at once. Also, if you notice any damage to your gutters, you should have it repaired immediately.
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