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Carpentry  /  September 20, 2017

Gutters: Why Are They So Important To My Home?

Your gutters may not be shiny or glamorous, but they are one of the most important components of your home. They help protect your home from water damage by redirecting rain from your roof into your downspouts. The downspouts then deposit this water a safe distance away from your home. Handyman Connection of Lincoln explains more:


The Importance of Gutters

Experts have found that one inch on of rain on average-sized roof creates about 500 gallons of rainwater runoff. This is the amount of water that your gutters protect your home against. A well-maintained gutter system will prevent many problems, including a cracked foundation, roof leaks, paint damage, soil erosion, landscaping damage, and flooding. This is why keeping your gutters in excellent condition is important.

Signs Your Gutters Need Attention As a homeowner you need to be aware of the signs that your gutters are not in good shape. The first thing you need to check for is gutter clogs. After all, clogged gutters will be unable to keep your home from water damage. You also need to look for dents, rusted spots, holes, disconnected joints, and broken gutter hangers. Check if your gutters are properly pitched as well. Your gutters need to have a slight incline to allow water to flow to your downspouts.

Keeping Your Gutters in Good Condition You can keep your gutters in good shape by scheduling regular gutter cleaning. Fortunately, we can help you with this task. Our handymen can remove debris from your gutter system and make sure that water can flow freely. Periodically, you also need to call a professional gutter company to inspect your gutters for damage. Even a small leak or crack can lead to stained siding or other damage. You can also consider installing gutter protection systems to reduce the risk of clogged gutters.

Handyman Connection of Lincoln can help keep your gutter system in good condition with our gutter cleaning services. In addition, we can help you with your decks, painting, remodeling, plumbing, carpentry, and other maintenance tasks. Our friendly and professional handymen have many years of experience and you can count on us to deliver quality workmanship and superior customer service. Contact us to learn more about your gutters. You can also request an estimate.

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