A common cause of damage to a house, that is often overlooked by homeowners, is clogged rain gutters. When they are clear and in good working order, they protect your roof, siding and foundation. However, when they get clogged the results can wreck havoc on your home.
What can happen with old gutters?
An example of what clogged gutters can do to a home is that of a man who had a leak in his garage. It had been there for years but he thought it came from a spring that ran under his home. When he had new siding put on his house, and new gutters installed, the leak stopped. All that time had gone by and he didn’t even know the problem was his gutters and downspouts!
It is very important that homeowners be aware of potential problems that faulty gutters can cause.
Keeping it Clean
In order to protect your home, gutters must be cleaned out regularly! Once leaves, pine needles, and other debris get inside the gutters and clog them, they must physically be removed. They will not just eventually dry up and blow away.
Keeping Your Guard Up
There is a way to keep your gutters clear – have gutter guards installed. Gutter guards are gutter protection systems. They are generally designed to install on top of your existing or new rain gutter system. Their purpose is to stop leaves and other debris from building up inside your gutters. At Scott-Lee Guttering we sell a number of different types of gutter guards, so we can be sure to find a system that fits your needs and budget.
Install the Right Gutter System
Not all gutters are created equal. There are a number of different systems, made from different materials, to choose from. Seamless gutters are one of the most popular types. They are efficient, effective and long-lasting.
At Scott-Lee Guttering Company we will help you determine the right gutters for your home and budget. Contact us at (314) 756-9440 and for our St. Charles location (636)441-3800.