March 27, 2011

Get Your Mind In the Gutter!

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Like many of the areas around your home, your gutters are a part you rarely see and don’t think about very often…until something goes wrong.  Your gutters, however, are an integral part of the water management around your home, and keeping them clean can make a big difference in keeping your home free from damage.

Clean gutters are extremely important.  Leaves, dirt, and other debris can build up, preventing water from flowing away from your home.  In extreme cases, you might have sagging gutters and accumulated rainwater traveling down to the base of your home.  This can cause extensive damage to your home, weakening the foundation, damaging your basement, even invading walls and windows.  If debris prevents water from moving away from the roof, it might actually seep into the roof itself, becoming an unsightly and troublesome roof leak.  It’s important to keep gutters clean.

Clogged gutters can also be a fire hazard.  During dry months, leaves and debris that build up in gutters are easy kindling for a fire.  Sparks from a bottle rocket set off by the neighborhood kids, or stray embers from a backyard barbecue, can ignite in your gutters.  Even if your roof is flame-retardant, a fire can spread to the eaves and walls, and set the entire home on fire.

Aside from the structural damage that clogged gutters and moisture accumulation can cause, consider the possibility of mold growth, mildew, and the moist, attractive environment it creates for various types of insects, like mosquitoes.

At least twice a year, you should be inspecting your gutters for damage and pulling out accumulated debris that can wreak havoc on your home.

Fortunately, Stinson Services provides solution to save you the work, worry, and hassle of clogged gutters!  What’s more, Stinson has a variety of gutter options to make sure you never have to worry about this homeowner hassle ever again.

It’s easy to go with the lowest cost gutter material – vinyl – but the quality of these may cost you more in the long run.  You’d be better off with a metal solution.  Aluminum gutters tend to be the least expensive, and provide good quality.  Steel is even better, staying rust-free for some twenty to twenty-five years.

Best of all are copper or stainless steel, which tend to last the longest.  Yes, you’ll pay more for these materials, but their durability could make the investment sensible for you and your home.

Stinson Services also offers the leaf solution gutter protection system that screens out leaves, needles, debris, and other junk from your gutters.  Imagine never having to clean your gutters again!

Stinson Services provides a variety of options to meet your needs and your budget.  Clogged gutters can cause far more damage than the price of cleaning and repairing them.  Let Stinson Services help you maintain your home!



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