We get a lot of gutter related questions. After all, it IS what we do! Here are the top 3 questions we hear:
Are gutters necessary?
If you recently purchased your first home, especially if your home is older and does not currently have gutters, you may wonder how important gutters really are. Are they simply for decoration? While gutters definitely add curb appeal to a home, the purpose of gutters is much more important!
Nowadays, contractors install gutters on all newly built homes. Gutters perform a vital service by directing the flow of rain and storm water away from your home. Without gutters, water gushes from certain areas of your roof and pool around your home and foundation. That is a terrible mix! A dry, level foundation supports your home’s structural integrity.
Without gutters and downspouts, water runoff will begin to eat away at your foundation and create ruts in yours and your neighbor’s property.
What should I do to maintain my gutters?
With the passing of season and over time, traditional gutters can become clogged with leaves, branches, and other debris, including bird nests! Once clogged, rainwater has nowhere to go, so it pours over the sides as though the gutters don’t exist. Frozen water that pools in the gutter can expand and cause gutter damage.
Traditional gutters should be cleaned twice a year – in the Spring and Fall. We urge you not to try to clean gutters on your own. Each year hundreds of homeowners are injured after falling off a ladder while trying to clean their gutters.
Gutter Boyz of Kentucky will happily inspect your gutters free of charge and provide you with a quote for cleaning.
Why call Gutter Boyz?
Gutter Boyz can help you with all thing gutter related. Whether you need new seamless gutters, gutter repairs, gutter cleaning or gutter guards, Gutter Boyz of Kentucky is the only call you need to make
Give us a call today at (270) 906-3055 for a FREE ESTIMATE today!