Why Is Gutter Cleaning So Important?
Gutters are integral to the proper function of your home. They control water flow, protect the roof, foundation and walls. However, if they are not properly cared for, your gutters can cause numerous issues. Debris clogged gutters can lead to leaky roofs, water damage, foundation issues, and more. Ignoring your gutters can end up financially draining homeowners. Consequently, taking the time to clean out and maintain your gutters will protect your home and wallet.
In general, it’s a good idea to clean and check your gutters twice a year: Spring and Fall. However, if your home is surrounded by trees with frequently falling leaves and twigs, you may need to clean your gutters every four months. Along with cleaning out the gutter gunk, it’s essential to have a professional clean your home’s downspouts as well. Otherwise, it can be difficult for the rain to properly drain, which ultimately can damage your home.
Do it Yourself or Hire a Professional?
Most homeowners can clean gutters themselves, it can be time consuming and dangerous. It will require taking precautions to ensure optimal ladder safety. A professional will remove all debris from gutters and downspouts, while checking for any issues. The cost of gutter cleaning varies depending on height of home, length of gutters, and other factors.
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1. Generally Clean Up & Repairs
Clean yard and walk around home. Remove debris, stow mower, remove garden hoses, put a way drain system, rake yard, and so on. Look for signs of any repair needs. If possible, fix identified issues before weather hits.
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It’s hard to imagine a time when homes didn’t have glass windows. In many ways, these glass pane creations are one of the most expressive and functional features of a home. Windows serve to provide light, thermal protection, ventilation, aesthetics, noise control and more.
A Brief History
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Your home is a big investment. Given this, when was the last time you washed your windows, cleaned out your gutter and pressure washed your home’s exterior surfaces? Regular window, gutter, and pressure cleanings is a vital part of home maintenance. These cleanings help to protect your home’s value, appearance and function, while minimizing costly repairs down the road. Unfortunately, cleaning windows, gutters and pressure washing are time consuming tasks and, for some, it may seem downright daunting. Not surprisingly, many savvy home owners save time and hassle by hiring highly reputable companies that offers all three services at cost-effective rates, such as Window Washing, Inc.
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Window maintenance is an essential part of homeownership. Proper care is necessary to ensure windows operate at their best. Keeping them clean and in good condition will enhance your home’s appearance, protect energy-saving benefits and minimize replacement costs. Windows often battle weather conditions, fluctuating temperatures, ultraviolet light, high winds, rain, dirt, and more. Over time, this takes a toll. However, with regular care you can reduce damages. Below are some window maintenance tips.
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Only a well functioning gutter system can protect your home from water damage. When gutters and downspouts are filled with debris and/or clogged, they do not perform correctly. Water can back up, become misdirected and damage your roof, basement, foundation, roof, fascia, soffits, paint and siding. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to spot the damage until it’s too late.
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