Although homeowners don’t often think about gutters, they represent one of the most important components of the home. By collecting and redirecting water, they keep interiors and exteriors dry and attractive.
When homeowners choose gutters in the right styles and colors, they also accentuate a home’s outer beauty. When gutters cease to operate as they should, the effects on a home can spell disaster.
Budget-conscious homeowners may hesitate to replace faulty gutters, opting instead to repair them. But how does one know when repair is no longer an affordable or practical option?
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.