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Prepare Gutters for Storms

January 30th, 2017 | No Comments »

Prepare Gutters for Storms

When word of a rain or thunderstorm is coming your way, it’s time to spring into action and take the necessary steps to protect your home. All homeowners know there’s a lot of work that goes into taking care of and keeping up a home, and the gutter system is no exception.

By being preventative and taking some precautionary measures to make sure your gutter system is in tip top shape before a storm, you are saving yourself time and money in the long run, avoiding preventable repairs. The key is making sure your gutter system is up to the challenge of what the storm may bring and keeping your home dry. Follow these easy steps to ensure your home stays dry during your next storm.

INSPECTION

It’s important to initially inspect your gutter system, including your gutter guards and downspout, to assess the condition of the system.

TIMING IS KEY

Timing between when you dust off the latter and when the storm is anticipated to arrive is key. Safety should strongly be taken into consideration when making this call. Ideally, you would time it out that it’s on the same day of the storm before it hits, but you need to balance not doing it too far in advance and too close to the storm. Remember, if it seems dangerous or you are unsure for any reason, it’s better to hold off.

TUNE UP TIME

As you inspect your gutter system, keep an eye out for any loose bolts or screws and tighten them as you go. The more secure your gutters are before the storm, the better suited they’ll be when it comes rolling through.

CLEAR ANY CLOGS

Clean your gutter system, including the downspout. Make sure you do a thorough check to ensure the system will work properly, free from any obstacles. To ensure the downspout is clear, spray a hose at a high pressure through the top and bottom. If there are any clogs, a plumber snake should do the trick. If you find any major issues during your inspection, it’s time to call in the professionals: a gutter repair specialist.

For more information about gutter systems and their maintenance, visit Bell Seamless Gutters.

Why You Do Need Gutters On Your Home

September 27th, 2016 | No Comments »

The Great Debate

A lot of debates have occurred over whether or not you need gutters on your home. Some people say that you can go without them and other people say that you should not. We believe that gutters are a necessity when it comes to home maintenance. We encourage everyone to have gutters on their home to avoid major issues down the road.

What Gutters Do

In order to understand why you need a gutter it is important to unBroken Gutter and Debris in NJderstand exactly what purpose they serve. A gutter is a long tube typically made of aluminum that wraps around a home. The gutter collects rain water as it pours down the surface of the home. The water then falls down through the gutter and eventually pours out of the gutter and onto the ground to keep the water from reaching the foundation of the home. As a result, the ground surrounding the house does not become drenched with water, keeping the foundation dry.

Why You Need Gutters

If you did not have those gutters around your home, the amount of water and moisture that would surround our home would quickly damage the foundation of your home. Water would get into the structure of the home which would cause cracks, breaks, and instability within it. Water can cause significant damage to the roof and siding of the home as well if it is repeatedly soaking them or seeping into crevices. If water does reach the structure of the home, it can also cause condensation which can cause wood around the home, such as window frames, to rot and mold.

Final Verdict

Although gutters can be expensive and definitely require some maintenance, we believe that gutters prevent more damage from occurring to the home. Maintaining your home is vital to avoid spending money on unnecessary projects down the road. We believe that gutters are a necessity to keeping your home well-kept.