Seldom thought about (unless there’s a problem), but so important to the integrity of your house, are the rain gutters, sometimes called eave troughs, that surround your home. Although they aren’t typically a hot topic in social circles, they are not only necessary, but they can be interesting…Did you know this about about rain gutters?
With Winter winding down and Spring quickly approaching, we start getting excited to spend more time outdoors enjoying warmer weather, flowers, walks, sports and gutter cleaning….well, maybe not the gutter cleaning. It’s a dirty job, but an important one.
Those little, narrow troughs that surround your home at the roof line may not look like a big deal, but they are one of the most important systems you have to protect your home. Designed to collect and safely disperse the water that exits your roof, and is intended to keep the soil from eroding around your house and compromising its foundation. It is also intended to prevent rain water from dripping onto your siding, doors and windows and causing the wood to rot. But how do you know when to replace them?
Preparing your home to have your windows cleaned by a professional isn’t something that many people think about, and it’s not something that a professional would expect when they come to your home. But there are a few that ask what they should do. Just think about how nice it would be and how much appreciated it would be to have a few things prepared…it would make the job so much easier and quicker.