This autumn make sure the only thing falling are the leaves and not you! Falling leaves are unavoidable.You falling off a ladder while cleaning your gutters is 100% avoidable. Gutterman of TN in Nashville knows the proper gutter protection can keep you safe and allow your gutters to do their job to funnelwater away from your home.
A brief lesson in gutters:
The purpose of gutters is to collect water from rain, ice, and snow and divert it away from your roof, the exterior and foundation of your home before the moisture can seep into your walls, basement, and erode your foundation. Moisture causes a whole host of health and structural problems including mold.
Why gutter protection:
Having gutters on your home is simply not enough to protect you though. Inevitably, without the proper gutter covers, gutters will fill with leaves, twigs, debris, water, animals-both alive and dead. Clogged gutters cannot channel water off your roof and away from your home. Blocked gutters put added weight on your roof, soffits, and fascia. When you don’t have covers over your gutter troughs you have three maintenance choices.1) Ignore the problem and and accept the structural consequences and financial cost as a result of damage blocked and overflowing gutters. 2) Spend the money to hire someone to clean out your gutters several times a year. 3) Try to clean the gutters yourself. All three options are not recommended. For obvious reasons you don’t want to let the gutters fill with mini trees, leaves, and debris. If you do so, the negative and costly consequences are inevitable. If you live in an area with a lot of trees and where the climate is rainy or subject to a lot of ice and snow you may be spending a several hundred dollars to pay someone to clear your gutters throughout the year. If you are thinking you can clear your gutters yourself, think again. You don’t want to be one of the 136,000 people each year who have to be treated in an Emergency Room because they “will be very careful” and still fell off their ladder.
The solution to making sure your gutters are ready to protect your home is easy. First, call a reputable gutter professional in your area for an inspection. (Of course verify the company’s credentials with the BBB and Angie’s List before hiring or consulting with them.) If your gutters are sound and strategically placed, discuss the proper gutter guards recommended to keep your gutters clear and flowing.
There are many gutter protection options on the market. Your gutter professional will work with you to ensure your investment is one that will improve the performance of your gutters and be aesthetically pleasing. There are many factors in determining the best gutter protection for you. These factors definitely include weather conditions in your area, the number and location of trees, the construction of your home (specifically your roof line), and the size of your gutters. Once your gutter professional evaluates your home, they can recommend the size, shape, and functionality of the best gutter covers for you. With the proper gutter protect you will have eliminated a major maintenance issue for your home, protected your own safety, and extended the longevity of your home. If you live Middle Tennessee call Gutterman of TN for a free consultation.