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The Importance of Keeping Your Gutter System in Good Condition

Gutters have the important job of funneling water off the roof and away from your home when it rains. This protects your landscaping, roof, siding, foundation and other parts of the home from water damage. Keeping your gutters in good condition is an important task that homeowners shouldn’t ignore. Handyman Connection® of Jeffersonville explains more:

Your Gutter System’s Importance

Experts have determined that approximately an inch of rain on an average roof can create about 500 gallons of rainwater runoff. Your gutter system protects the rest of your home from that much water. A gutter system will prevent many problems including flooding, soil erosion, roof leaks, paint damage, siding damage and a cracked foundation. Keeping your gutters in good condition is a necessary part of your home’s upkeep.

Gutter Warning Signs

It’s important to be aware of the signs that your gutters need attention. You’ll first need to look for signs of gutter clogs. Clogged gutters overflow and cause water damage to your home. You also need to search for disconnected joints, sags, dents, broken gutter hangers and rusted spots. Your gutters need to have a slight incline to function as well, so check if they are properly pitched. If you spot any problems, contact a professional to have your gutters fixed.

Maintaining Your Gutters

Regular gutter cleaning can keep your gutters in good condition. Our handymen can remove debris from your gutter system and keep it clean. We will make sure that rainwater runoff can flow freely towards your downspouts. We also suggest calling a professional gutter company to inspect your gutters for damage. Even a small gap or crack can get worse over time.

Handyman Connection of Jeffersonville can help you with our gutter cleaning services. We can make sure that your gutters are free of clogs caused by leaves, dirt and other debris. In addition, we can help you with your home remodeling, electrical light installation, flooring and carpentry needs. Our friendly and professional handymen have many years of experience and we back our work with a satisfaction guarantee. Contact us here to learn more about your gutters or to ask for a free estimate.

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