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By February 25, 2016 No Comments

Do You Suffer From Gutter Nightmares?

We all know the many headaches gutters can create. What would you say if I told you I had the perfect solution? I’m sure you want to know more. So here I go…

We know gutters are designed to do one critical thing and that’s to channel water away from the foundation to protect the structural integrity of our home. However, to do this job properly, they have to be kept free of clogs, holes and sags. This is where those headaches come into play. If you don’t maintain routine maintenance on your gutters, you end up with a bigger mess on your hands.

Most Common Problem

We all know the biggest issue is clogged gutters and living in the North Country, we know this all too well with those pine needles. These clogs can cause a number of issues. The clog will prevent water from flowing away from the foundation, resulting in it not doing its intended purpose. The debris build-up from leaves, twigs and standing water can create excess weight and make the gutter pull or sag away from the fascia. It also can cause serious water damage to your home such as your foundation.

 

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Now we all have good intentions when purchasing gutters. However, when life gets in the way and we become busy with normal daily activities, our gutters are neglected. They then become a shelf to hold all the things you don’t want.

You Have Three Options:

Clean It Yourself

Hire A Company

Purchase Gutter Caps or Gutter Guards

Your 1st Option: Take quality time out of your day to spend a few hours cleaning your gutters. Is this what I recommend? NO….my reasons….

There are far too many risks for a homeowner to do this on their own, especially if you own a 2 or 3 story home.  The risk of falling and due to inexperience or even weather conditions can create trouble. The dangers of falling are definitely not worth what little bit on money you would spend for a experienced professional. In addition, inappropriate knowledge on how to properly clean and flush gutters could create damage to your gutters. Don’t  get me wrong, I love the attitude of a GO GETTER and DO IT YOURSELFER, but in situations that have more risk, I always recommend letting experienced people to do it.

Your 2nd Option: Hire a company to come clean or repair them. This is a better option for homeowners. My reasoning….

When you hire a company you are saving yourself the time and hassle of doing it on your own. It is also much safer. A company will have appropriate safety training, knowledge and equipment to do this effectively. If you find a company to do this, I feel you will be pleased with the results. Please do a little homework when looking for a company to do this. It is important to spend a little time finding a good company to complete this for you so you know your getting your money’s worth and your gutters are done correctly.

Your 3rd Option: Purchase gutter guards or gutter caps. My recommendation is to purchase gutter caps over any other product. My reasoning…

Many homeowners purchase gutter mesh or gutter guards thinking it will keep those leaves out. However, this is a misconception. If you don’t routinely clean your gutters, those mesh or guards are doing you no good. You just wasted tons of money on something that isn’t working. I have seen it too many times where plant life grow right through the mesh or guards. Still creating a clog in your gutters and keeping water from flowing the way it was intended.

Now you can purchase a few different brands of gutter caps. Many brands require being bolted or screwed into your roofing. The sound of that just sounds horrible. That is why I believe in LeaFree the only one brand of caps I trust and it’s what we use.

We work closely with LeaFree, a company that specializes in gutter protection. This patented design allows water to enter the gutter while keeping leaves and debris out. The design of LeaFree allows for a custom fit to any home and DOESN”T penetrate your roof like other gutter caps. You won’t find a better product for your gutter nightmare solutions. Please check out their site to see how it works. http://www.leafree.com/howItWorks.html This is the only true solution that will be the most cost-effective and you don’t have to spend time cleaning your gutters!

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This can only be found exclusively with us here at Hogwash Cleaning Solutions. We are the only dealer in the area that can provide you with the cost-effective gutter system on the market!

 

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