Ask the Renovations Expert -Allan Graveline


Gutters are an important part that keeps your home safe from water problems. Keeping gutters and maintained can avoid problems that can occur in future. Gutters also help to keep water flow away from a structure’s foundation. They also drain water away from the sides of the home or structure and preventing erosion and pooling water. This water pooling can leak into basements or windows. Gutters are the best solution and convenient for keeping water from pouring directly over doors and windows during rain storms.

Animals and pests can harm the gutter system of your home by moving into your dirty gutter and destroying them. Birds and bees can build nests in the gutters. Even seeds, flowers, and the occasional tree leaves are can grow roots in the gutters. If your gutters are filled with leaves, twigs, and other debris, then regular gutter maintenance is needed. Gutters can be an attractive place for birds and insects to make their homes. Moist leaves and sticks can create a home for many creatures, and saturated water can allow insects to grow.

Installing Aluminum Gutter Guard can help you keep your gutters free of debris and keep away animals and insects. Gutter guards go over the tops of gutters to prevent debris and leaves from falling into the gutters. They can also keep larger pests, birds, squirrels, and mice, from getting into the gutters.

Birds build nests in empty spaces with lots of twigs. Gutters full of sticks and twigs are the ideal location for birds. Nests can block downspouts and prevent gutters from draining properly. If your gutters are not cleaned properly, water can get backed up and leak into the house and damage the siding or foundation, and mold can grow.

If gutters are not maintained properly, then bees, mosquitoes can live there. Animals can nest in them. The nests can then block your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to many problems like water damage, soil erosion, and basement flooding. Besides the problems that come along with giving wasps and mosquitoes a place to live in.

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