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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Protecting Your Gutters

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When a homeowner protects, covers or “guards” their gutters, the job of cleaning one’s gutters decreases and the life of the home is increased. If an inferior or “cheap” option for protecting the gutters is chosen by the homeowner, then old adage of you get what you pay for comes into play. The cheap, quick options chosen by many homeowners satisfies the initial immediate problem of protecting the gutters from debris and allows the homeowner to not having to clean ...

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Cleaning Your Gutters

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Keeping gutters on a house clean and free of debris can be accomplished by cleaning the gutters on a periodic basis or keeping the gutters clean from the beginning and then staying free of debris.

A statement can be made about gutter cleaning – nobody likes or enjoys performing this task. If a person claims to like cleaning their own gutters, ask them to do clean yours and see what kind of response you will get in return. Cleaning gutters can ...

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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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