What have you heard about gutters that made you not want to invest in one? If you’re like many homeowners, gutters usually are the last thing that comes across your mind when you think about investment or maintenance. Here are some of the common myths we typically come across.
1. Gutters are easy to install.
If you’re looking to install gutters yourself, there is a lot to consider. For example, not have enough brackets cause the gutters to sag and clog? Did you know that installing gutters need to be at a certain angle to allow water to flow appropriately? Small miscalculations can lead to clogged or damaged gutters.
2. Set it and forget it.
Although gutters do not require high maintenance, they still do need maintenance in order to structure correctly all year round. For example, if your gutters just went through high wind condition, it could potentially tear or wear down your gutters without you noticing, or if trees surround your house, small twigs and other debris could get trapped in the gutters or downspouts to stop any water from flowing which causes it to clog up.
3. It’s simple to clean.
When it comes to cleaning your gutters, and you’re not handy with the ladder, you can potentially put yourself at risk in getting injured, as every year there is an incident of someone falling off the ladder hurting themselves. Gutters get clogged during the winter season which needs to be cleaned thoroughly. With the cold and wet condition, makes it extremely difficult to scale a ladder and clean out those gutters.
4. Gutter guards are not useful.
If you want to avoid injuring yourself using the ladder, consider hiring a professional to help clean out your gutters that can save you time. Gutter guards can prevent your gutters from freezing, rusting, and makes gutters easily to maintain. Speak to a local professional to run you through the variety of options.