overlooked maintenance | By Carla Menard, Operations Manager
It’s getting to be that time of the year when the leaves fall and gutters clog and if you’re like most people you don’t give much thought to your gutters until a problem arises. They say that the cleaning of the gutters is often the most overlooked maintenance issue on a home or business. The amount of damage caused by not addressing this can be incredible and costly!
There are several reasons to clean your gutters and the number one reason is when they are clogged. How do you know if your gutters are clogged? When you see little trees growing out of them it’s a sure sign that they are clogged or if when it rains you see water spilling over the edge of them, they’re clogged.
Clogged gutters can cause damage to your home or business, foundation, basement and even your landscaping. Wood rot is the most common problem caused by clogged gutters and the first thing to rot is the fascia boards which hold the gutters onto the house. Winter ice dams are another common problem in the New England area that you can help prevent by simply keeping you gutters clean. Get your free quote from re:fab today!