Date Published: May 17, 2016
Spring rains are here! An unpleasant, but necessary spring task is cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Over time, the gutters on your home will collect leaves, dirt, roofing material and a lot more. It is also important to ensure that all downspouts are pushing water away from the home.
If your gutters look like what you wish your garden looked like, it’s time to break out the ladder and clean your gutters.
When you clean your gutters, you will probably be using a lot of water to flush them out. Take a minute to walk around the house and make sure your downspout extensions at effectively moving that water away from the foundation wall. The lack of properly working gutters and downspouts can be the source of significant damage to the siding and to the home. It can also lead to foundation problems and settlement issues, due to the clay soils we have in Colorado.
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