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Why Gutter Maintenance is So Important

December 31st, 2019 | No Comments »

As a homeowner, there are many different responsibilities that have to be taken care of in order to

maintain your home. One of the often-overlooked aspects

of your home is the gutters. You may not understand how important the gutter system is, but it plays a major role in the upkeep of your home. It is best to routinely clean your gutters 3-4 times a year or every time the seasons change.

 

Here are some of the potential dangers that can occur when the gutters are not properly maintained:

Sidewalk Hazards

If your gutters are not draining properly, this can cause flooding which can travel to your front yard and sidewalk. If this flooded water freezes it can become extremely dangerous.

Leaking Basement

With inadequately functioning gutters water builds up around the foundation that can cause leaks into your basement.

Foundation Cracking

If you have a leaky basement you have cracks in your foundation. This can become extremely dangerous in the winter due to frost heave. Water gets into the cracks that have already formed and then it freezes when cold enough. The frozen water will swell and expand, causing even more damage.

Washed out landscape

 An overflowing gutter system can ruin your landscaping, and garden by flooding.

Damaged driveways

Aside from the obvious annoyance of having to step out of your car directly into a large puddle, flooded driveways can become significantly damaging to your property. A flooded driveway can lead to mildew, mold, and root rot.

Bell Seamless Gutters provides quality gutters, maintenance services, and rainwater collection in New Jersey. Our skilled professionals can help with all of your gutter needs. Call us at 800-597-1616 or contact us online to learn more about having your home’s gutter system installed or

serviced at your Central New Jersey home or business.

 

 

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.

Choosing Gutters for Your Home

November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

107_inspection20There are many different types of gutters to choose from, the ones that will be right for your home depend on the specifics of your property. However, one thing that many people overlook is the color of their gutters. Just what color should your gutters be? Well, there are a few things to consider before finalizing your purchase.

Before you spend too much time thinking about it, first ask yourself if your gutters will even be visible. If they will be on an area of your house that can’t be seen from the curb, you can choose just about any color. Of course, you may still want something that is appealing to you and your family.

Next, you will want to consider the color of a few others areas of your house. Your gutters will be seen alongside your roof and exterior walls. In many cases, people choose either the same color as their roof or walls for their gutters. This allows the gutters to blend in and seamlessly match the rest of the home, which is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want them to be overly noticeable.

Alternatively, you could choose a color that matches the trim around your windows or doors. You could even choose a color to match window shutters or some other aspect of your home’s exterior. This will make your gutters standout more while still ensuring they match the overall aesthetics of your property.

Choosing gutters doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but their color is just one of the many things you need to consider. For more help finding the right gutters for your home, contact the team at Bell Seamless Gutters today!

Gutter Guards: Give Your Gutters an Assist

January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Gutters are an essential part of maintaining your house, and keeping them free of leaves and other debris is one of the ways you optimize gutters’ performance. True, cleaning and clearing your gutters can be a dirty job, but it is a simple one and you will not regret devoting this time to your home’s overall maintenance.

 

Using gutter guards helps insure that leaves, wood and other kinds of debris don’t clog up your gutters and they are easy to install. The different kinds of gutter guards available to you give you a good variety  to choose from and you will surely find one that works well for your home.

 

  • Reverse Curve gutter guards keep rainwater flowing down the gutter and help leaves fall to the ground.

 

  • Nylon gutter guards are mostly for snow and ice accumulation during the winter months and fit right inside the gutter without having to be attached to your home’s shingles.

 

  • Bottle brush gutter guards keep debris on top while still allowing water to flow down the gutter.

 

  • Mesh gutter guards are metal sheets with holes in them – the smaller the better – used for catching debris and still letting water run cleanly through the gutter.

 

  • Plastic foam gutter guards are installed inside the gutter and sift out roof debris while permitting the free fall of rainwater.

 

Ask a professional which type of gutter guard is the best fit for your home’s needs. The surrounding environment – trees, buildings and the like – will be a factor in deciding which gutter guard is right for you. Using gutter guards is a way of helping your gutters do their job keeping your house safe and in good condition.

 

Replacing gutters increases the value of your home

December 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Gutters increase the value of your home

The real estate market favors buyers with being able to find homes at low prices, but it does not necessarily mean your home will sell quickly. Real estate agents have been pushing clients to upgrade certain areas of their home to attract potential buyers.

To get a return on your investment, one way to help make your house stick out to buyers is by thoroughly examining your gutters. Having nice and clean gutters gives your home an attractive look. Gutters with dents, rust, cracks and holes can be an eye sore, regardless of how nice your landscaping looks.

If you find that your gutters have any of the above, think about replacing them. The initial cost will be well worth it when you have multiple bids placed on the sale of your home.

Seamless gutters prove to be an effective gutter for functionality and appeal. Seamless gutters have smooth edges with no breaks every few feet where debris and rust can build up. Plus, gutters of a fresh, new color will enhance and compliment the exterior.

Remember, potential buyers have to enter your house from the outside. Don’t put yourself in the predicament of people not even wanting to step into the house because the outside looks atrocious.