At home, there are a number of things that can contribute to the failure of products designed to protect you. When it comes to diverting water and ice away from your home, nothing is better at this than your gutters — but there’s a catch; they need to be functioning at optimal levels. Homeowners sometimes believe that ignoring the problem will make it go away, but there’s an unfortunate spoiler attached to that — it won’t! There are a few notable mistakes one should avoid when it comes to their home and keeping it in great shape.
Cleaning Your Gutters
If you haven’t been on a ladder in a few months, you might want to stop reading this and get on one. Well, maybe not right this second, but you get the idea. Grab your ladder and get up on top near the roof and your gutters. It’s an easy mistake to forget to clean them, but it’s not an easy fix when it causes leaking inside your home. Trust us, you don’t want this happening. Instead, spend a few hours and make sure that any rainfall can divert away from your home, preventing damage.
Ever hear of the term “too little too late?” When it comes to damage on your roof and gutter systems, waiting until the problem ‘goes away’ is less than ideal. Because you can’t control the level of damage that has already been done, your best option is to fix any before it turns into something worse. Ice and heavy rainfall can lead to broken, leaking, or sagging gutters. While these might seem like nothing more than an eyesore, it can cause irreversible damage to the home it’s fixed to.
To prevent — (yes we mean fully prevent) these things from happening, consider a Gutter Helmet for your home. With the ability to ward off debris, ice, and divert water away from your home, these tasks become a thing of the past, and you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again!