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?
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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?
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.