Helpful tips and advice for home maintenance from your roof to your porch.
Fall is here! The leaves are turning the lovely shades of orange and gold. The Washington, DC streets are littered with fallen leaves. The smell of fall is enough to give everyone a sense of joy for the change of season and all it brings. With those joyous feelings and the crunch of leaves under your feet, there is also the reality of what the change of season means for your roof, and even more particular, your gutters. All those colorful leaves gather in your gutter and can cause some serious and costly damage. Boyd Construction Co Inc, the flat roof specialist of Washington, DC, explain the importance of keeping your gutters clean.
When leaves and other debris clog up your gutters to the point that water is flooding over, you can end up having issues with rot on your roofing. This is one of the main reasons that it's important to keep your gutters clean.
Keep Out Pests
Clogged up gutters can be appealing to a number of critters as a nesting site. From birds to mosquitoes, a bed of damp leaves can be alluring.
Damage to Fascia
The fascia is that board that runs right behind your gutter. Overflowing water can damage this important component of your gutter system.
Over Watering Garden Beds
If your gutters become clogged to the point that water is spilling over the side and into your garden beds, you can damage your plants' health by essentially drowning them. Over watering can be as harmful as not watering enough.
Cracks in Foundation
If water overflows and pools along your home's foundation, it can end up freezing, which can cause it to expand and generate cracks in your foundation.
Damage to Brackets
Clogged gutters are holding too much weight, which can result in damage to the brackets.
If you're in need of gutter services, be sure to get in touch with a reputable professional. For gutter services in the Washington DC area, the experts to contact are at Boyd Construction Co Inc at 202-223-ROOF. Go ahead and give a call today!
Boyd Construction Co
Family owned and operated in the greater Washington DC area since 1932.