Valerie Zinger, a fellow active rain blogger hailing from the Ottawa area, posted this blog on gutter maintenance. A little preventative maintenance now can save you money and headaches in the future.
Are your gutters so packed with debris that things are growing in the muck?
There is definitely no market for a house with little trees growing in the gutters. Not only is it unsightly but it also risks water penetration into the house. This is one of the things that a Home Inspector will notice first when he or she takes a look at the house from the street. Maybe your gutters are on the second floor and it is difficult to get up there and clean out the debris. From time to time hire someone to go up there and get the foliage removed. The cost now will be offset by the reduction in repairs and maintenance to the house from water damage.
Clean gutters allow water to flow away from the house.
Have some guts.
Photo credit: Gutter garden
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage