It’s our favorite time of year!
The snow has finally melted, the birds have returned, the trees are turning green again and those fragrant flowers are starting to blossom… You know who is not happy about this change of the season? Guess… your gutter.
Spring can wreak havoc on your gutters if they are not properly cleaned. Not only does March come in like a lion flinging its debris around, but April showers bring May flowers, pollen and more even more debris.
The average house is about 2,600 square feet and can account for as much as 1,500 gallons of water. Given the average rainfall for the various regions in the US, that adds up to nearly 35,000 gallons of water per year… give or take a few ounces. That’s enough water to top off your and your neighbor’s backyard pool.
The most common cause of flooding and foundation damage in a home is clogged gutters. When gutters are clogged and the air can no longer move freely the water ends up overflowing and streaming down exterior walls and seeping into the earth below. As the ground becomes more saturated the excess water will continue to huddle around the foundation until it is finally able to be absorbed. As we all know, excess moisture leads to mold and mildew which can be potentially harmful to not only your hard-earned home but to your health as well. This can also be a deal breaker when it comes time to sell.
Clogged gutters can also be a cesspool for mosquitos and if you live in the south like I do, the mosquito population is already trying to take over.
Avoid this headache and keep the waistline of your gutters happy by cleaning them out several times during the season with a ladder, a high pressured hose and a pair of rubber gloves. If climbing a ladder sounds about as exciting as making an unexpected trip to the dentist you may want to invest in leaf guards.
If you really want to raise the value of your home, avoid climbing a ladder, keep your foundation dry and be the envy of all of your neighbors you may want to consider a EuroGutterUSA upgrade.
We are here to help with any and all questions about your copper and zinc gutter needs…