At Drake Construction, we find that gutter cleaning is one of the household chores that falls by the wayside most frequently. Because they sit above eye level, gutters can be ignored and given the "out of sight, out of mind," treatment. The problem is, however, that ignoring your gutters only leads to a buildup of debris which can ultimately create the need for costly repairs.
Given how easy it is to avoid the need for complete gutter replacement, why not give Drake Construction a call today to set up a gutter cleaning appointment with one of our specialists? With a long history of keeping the eaves and gutters free of debris, we're your best bet for gutter cleaning in town.
Simply put, if it has to do with gutters, we can handle it! From gutter and eavestrough cleaning, installation and repair, to the removal of plant life near the gutters that can easily block the path of water, Drake Construction takes care of everything.
As they jut out from the side of your home, gutters are a perfect landing place for leaves, twigs and other types of debris. These materials disrupt the flow of water, causing it to overflow over the sides or simply rest in the gutters, causing damage to the gutters themselves, not to mention to the side of your house!
The best way to prevent this from happening is to clean your gutters regularly, but getting up on a ladder can be dangerous, not to mention simply not a fun way to spend your Saturday morning. Thankfully, at Drake Construction gutters are our bread and butter, so if you're in need of some assistance we'd be happy to help.
Clogged gutters are more than just a way to reduce curb appeal, they can actually cause significant damage to your property.
When gutters fill with debris, water can pool in the gutter itself, causing the surrounding wood to begin rotting and breaking down. If this process goes too far, water will start to flow over the sides of the gutters, drenching the side of your home (and any passersby).
If you have a garden surrounding your home, it's also likely that the overflowing water will be dumped directly on top of it, effectively drowning your carefully tended to plants.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, gutters jammed with debris do little to direct the flow of water away from the house and its foundation. If water gathers and eventually spills over the sides of your gutters, it won't be directed away from the foundation—it will simply remain there, causing structural damage over time.