Although they might not frequently cross your mind as a busy homeowner, properly installed gutters & their regular maintenance is crucial to your home. Without functioning gutters, you risk issues related to drainage including flooding & foundation damage! Although some homeowners attempt to take on the task of maintaining gutters themselves, and others neglect gutter maintenance altogether, here’s why you should consider hiring a gutter professional.
Having your gutters cleaned prevents them from clogging with debris, which can prevent proper draining. If the clog in a gutter gets too heavy, the gutter can separate from the roof. These issues, as well as improperly installed drainpipes, will lead to flooding & water damage that will cost far more than a simple gutter cleaning or replacement. Along with initial water damage, water can lead to mold in & around your home. Professionally installed & maintained gutters will best protect your home’s siding, windows, doors, & foundation from potential damage. At Reynold’s Gutter, we even have a 15-year guarantee on materials and a 3-year guarantee on workmanship!
Climbing ladders if you are not experienced is dangerous and not worth the risk of your safety. A gutter professional not only knows how to expertly maintain gutters, they are also experienced and are far less likely to get hurt on the job. Many businesses are also licensed & insured in the event of a mishap, meaning hiring an expert is safer for you than hiring a neighbor or teenager.
Specific gutters exist for different climates, and gutters also have the potential to add aesthetic value. A gutter professional can tell you which gutters will work best for your home, and can offer options such as copper that add style as well as functionality. Instead of seaming together gutter pieces like you might from a local hardware store, gutter specialists can provide seamless gutters fit to your home’s shape & size. Seamless gutters are not only more aesthetically pleasing, but they also prevent leakage more effectively.