Gutter Importance Overview

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Why are gutters so important? There are several reasons.  First, the primary purpose of a gutter system is to get the water away from the house’s foundation.  Undermining a home’s foundation causes cracks both externally and inside the home.  Interior doors begin to stick, cracks form around door frames and exterior home veneer will crack.  This occurrence is often chalked up as settling of a new home’s foundation.  With proper drainage this does not need to occur by using a ...

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Clogged Gutters Can Turn Into Mold

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Mold, that funky green and or black gunk that attaches itself to all available surfaces given the right conditions; those conditions are moisture and lack of light.  Mold will invade these areas and continually thrive if allowed the opportunity.  Mold will deteriorate the surface it attaches itself to by incorporating itself within the material of that surface.  Whether that surface is on the ground (driveways, sidewalks, parked cars, furniture and even the ground itself) or on the house (outside and ...

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Ground Trenching

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Trenching is just as the meaning of the word implies, rainfall hitting the ground or ground oriented surface, in a concentrated area, usually the straight line of a roof edge, the rain will dig into the ground creating a small trench.  The trenches are usually not visible in the very beginning of the life of a house.  Over time the homeowner discovers that small valleys, lines or trenches appear around the outside edges of the home.

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Fascia Board Rotting

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Fascia, or fascia boards, are part of a house that few people pay any attention to until it becomes acutely visible and an expensive problem to solve.

On 99% of houses, the outside edge of a roof ends and the outside walls begin.  The commonly angled slope of a roof ends and a vertical section of material, usually 6-10 inches in width, where gutters are hung, finish out the look of the roof and the fascia in turn is connected to ...

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Foundation Cracking

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The foundation of home is where a house meets the earth and becomes one with the ground.  Made of cinder blocks, bricks, concrete or even wood, the house is placed on a foundation to keep the actual house from touching the soil or ground.  The foundation allows space under a house so that the inner workings (plumbing, electricity, A/C, cable, etc.) can be accessed by either the homeowner or a professional home repair worker.

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