Most homeowners think of gutters as nothing more than those little sloping areas that get clogged with water, snow, and debris from their roofs. Therefore, they don’t consider cleaning the gutters the most important chore on their lists. Not giving your gutters the attention they need often proves a huge and sometimes irreparable mistake. Dirty gutters cause far more than aesthetic problems, as we’ll explain here.
While you may take something as standard as rain gutters for granted, did you know they actually have a very rich history? Gutters were first used as early as 3000 BC and have progressed over the years to what they are today. While their former appearance may be different, the purpose has always remained the same: to collect and divert water to a particular location or area.