Gutters and downspouts are the houses way of collecting and directing all the water or melting snow that gathers on the roof…which can be a lot more than you think. When they don’t work right they can be a source of water coming into the house at both the foundation level and the roof level. The condition they’re in is a really good sign of how well the current owners […]
Moss is one of the biggest threats to your gutter system. Not only does it weigh down your gutters and create an unsightly scene, it clogs your gutters, resulting in rainwater overflow which will damage your home exterior and interior. Thankfully, this natural growth phenomenon can be identified with ease, and attended to before your gutter system and home sustains significant damage.
5 Tips to Keep Moss from Growing in Your Home’s Gutters
Our blog provides tips to help you maintain the life and effectiveness of your gutters throughout the year. Maintain being the keyword. However, it is also important to consider the one-off scenarios, the ones that can take your well-planned regime of home exterior maintenance and throw it for a major loop. In this instance, we’re referring to storms, major storms that don’t care about the care you’ve put into your gutter system upkeep.
Whether you’re contending with an El Nino year (as were are here in 2015-16) or not, it’s best to know how to take immediate measures when catching wind of a major storm on the horizon. Keep your ear to local weather reports and take note of the following tips.
5 Tips to Preparing Your Gutters for a Major Rain and Wind Storm
There is a certain peace of mind that comes from having a regular schedule when it comes to your gutter maintenance. You’ve cleaned them, secured them, repaired them, and then repeated as needed throughout the seasons. Between each scheduled inspection they remain up there on the roof and out of harms away, leaving your conscience clear – job well done homeowner.
However, when it comes to downspouts it’s a different story.
Your downspout runs down the side of your home. It’s right there, out in the open, susceptible not just to the climate (as are your gutters) but to all other variables that pass by your outdoor carport and home exterior. Yes, downspouts have issues to content with that your gutters don’t.
Today we will look at the issues faced exclusively by downspouts and provide a few helpful tips on how to navigate through them, ensuring that this important component of your gutter system remains free from harm and continues to do its job by expelling rainwater where intended.
5 Gutter Downspout Concerns, and How to Manage Them