The Seven Deadly Gutter Sins
1) poor design, 2) defective installation, and 3) nearly all are so poorly maintained that they have suffered damage or premature deterioration.
Because gutter maintenance can be difficult and time consuming for home owners, it is a commonly procrastinated chore. Many gutters are difficult or near impossible to access and require putting yourself at risk. According to the World Health Organization, around 164,000 American’s end up in hospitals for ladder-related injuries each year. Proper gutter maintenance for homes with trees usually requires three to four cleanings a year (although for dry years, two cleanings should be enough).
A more difficult to understand fact has to do with defective gutter installations. Missing flashing, leaking seams, standing water, and improperly placed or missing downspouts are the most frequent issues. We routinely discover improperly sized gutters, bad down spout placement, sloppy sheet metal work, and defective support mechanisms. The long term integrity of a home’s structure is dependant on the effectiveness of its gutter system, but many builders and designers tend to overlook their importance.
Unsure if your gutters have been installed correctly, or are in good shape? Check out our list of Gutter Sins below:
1. Clogged Gutters
2. No Drains or Splash Blocks
3. No Flashing At Eaves
4. Defective Pitch
5. Poor Downspout Placement
6. Overgrown Gutters
7. Loose, Damaged or Non-existent Gutters
Having "healthy" gutters will help keep your home's foundation strong, keep erosion and voids to a minimum and overall deterioration a little more manageable.
We see concrete settlement and soil movement around homes or businesses that can be repaired instantly.
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