The Importance of Gutter Repairs
The home is one of the most important and prized possessions in life. It’s also most likely the most expensive possession. One of the best things you can do for your home is rather simple, but many people tend to neglect it on a regular basis. Gutter cleaning for most people is a (love-hate) type of relationship. The gutters plays a crucial role in protecting your home as it controls the water that flow around the home. Yes, water is one of the most destructive forces in nature as well as to man. Water will cause wood to rot as well as cause brick/block to chip away. By keeping your gutters clean of debris, the home is well protected from decay.
Why Is Gutter Repair So Important?
As stated above, keeping your gutters clean is a necessity and you fail to do so, you’ll have a nice healthy repair bill on your hands down the line. Water is one of the most destructive forces on earth so this bill could likely be in the thousands of dollar range. Here’s a little advice for keeping/maintaining debris-free gutters.
- Controls The Flow of Water Around Your House, Which Keeps It From Pooling Up
- Clean Debris-Free Gutters Won’t Allow Water To Collect Near The Foundation of The House
- Water That’s Backed Up or Pooled In The Gutter Will Cause Major Damage To The Fascia/Wood of The House
- Gutter-Pooled Water Can Cause Excessive Moisture Build-Up, Which Creates Bacteria & Mold In & Around The House
- Gutters That Are Backed Up Will Create Leaks That’ll Damage The Ceiling & Interior Walls of The House
- Keeping Clean Gutters Will Cut-Down On Mosquito/Insects Population
In all honesty, it’s not rocket science. Most people hate to do these kind of projects, but looking at the bigger scheme of things will give you a much better perspective.
Weather Conditions & It’s Effects
Let’s just face it; weather in the UK can be a bit Bi-Polar at times depending on your location of residence. Some areas are a bit more dryer than others, while some regions are pretty much gray and rainy for extended periods of time. If you’re home is experiencing “water pooling” near it’s foundation then it most likely a result of how your gutters are performing. This can be very dangerous especially in the colder weather months because the pooled water can literally freeze. The frozen water will work it’s magic by causing cracks or frost heave in/near the foundation wall.
Another ill effect of poor drainage will give you a sagging concrete especially if you have a driveway or side walk near your home. This frozen ice will definitely cause slippage for anyone who’s treading by. Some great advice is to do some preventive maintenance and if you’re in the Huddersfield Area; Eagle Roofing can handle all of your gutter worries whether it’s for:
Eagle Roofing are the recommended roofer/gutter repairers for the entire region so check out our professional services at http://www.eagle-roofing.co.uk/services/