Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Keep Leaves Out of Your Gutters

While autumn foliage certainly is beautiful, when the leaves finally fall, they can wreak havoc on your home. Leaves, twigs and debris can clog gutters, causing rain water to overflow. Over time, the buildup of water can ruin landscaping, damage your home’s foundation and even lead to basement flooding. With this in mind, let’s discuss how to keep leaves out of your gutters:

Clean them annually. The best way to prevent leaves from clogging up your gutters is to clean them at least once a year and after major storms, advises House Logic. Use a sturdy ladder to access your gutters, and dig out as much as the gunk as you can. Then, use a hose to wash out the remaining grime.

Add a mesh screen. According to SFGate, if you home is located in an area that sees only light rainfall and isn’t surrounded by trees, a installing a mesh screen over the top of your gutters should do the trick. It will filter out the leaves and keep your gutters fully functional.

Install new gutters. Replacing or installing new gutters is a great way to enhance your house’s exterior. Superior Windowland offers a variety of gutter and downspout products, allowing you to select the color, size and design that’s right for you. Superior Windowland can also install new gutters complete with leaf protection.

For more information on gutter installation, sales and replacement, dial (203) 948-7770 and ask to speak with a Superior Specialist! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us to your circles on Google+ for more tips.

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