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?
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The rain gutters on your home are very important to the integrity of your roof, your home’s foundation, basement and even the landscaping close to your house. So, keeping them clean and clear so debris doesn’t build up and water can be directed away from your home properly is an important maintenance task for homeowners. It’s also a dirty task that most of us don’t enjoy performing.
As long as they’re not broken, I think most of us take our windows for granted. As long as we can see out of them, all is well. But like other areas of your home, the roof, the carpets, the paint, the windows need to be taken care of in order for them to do their job. If neglected they may need to be replaced, and that can be quite costly.
I know it’s still summer, so why am I talking about ice dams on your roof now?
Simple…this is the best time of year to do some maintenance on your home to prevent them from happening in the winter.