Why do I need eavestroughs?
Although you might not realize it, eavestroughs play a big role in keeping your home dry and warm as well as safe and secure. For those very reasons, it is important to have them installed properly and maintained regularly. Here is a little more info on what good eavestroughs will do for a house.
They prevent all sorts of leaks – Without a doubt, water is one of the biggest problems your house can face, from the roof down to the foundation. Properly installed eavestroughs will collect, divert and drain water away from your home. This means no ruined insulation in the attic, no ruined ceilings in the main part of your house and a dry basement no matter how strong the rainstorm.
Landscaping stays in place – While plants keep soil in place during heavy rainstorms, they sometimes can’t do their job if downspouts are not properly installed and directed. The best eavestroughs conduct excess runoff water directly into the main drainage pipes underneath your house. This keeps water from washing away the soil around your house and so your landscaping doesn’t get disturbed.
Safer and more comfortable – Eavestroughs prevent the collection of water along pathways, in the driveway and along the outside of doors of your home. In addition to this, the grassy part of your yard will not flood and you, your family and your guests can more easily enter and exit the house, no matter what the weather may be.
Eavestroughs are a simple product and once installed, they will do their job quietly and efficiently, but they should be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Once a year, before winter is usually enough for an inspection and maintenance unless your home has a large number of trees surrounding it. If so, also consider another eavestroughs cleaning about two weeks after the leaves start to fall from the trees. This should remove the bulk of the debris and keep your eavestroughs working properly.
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