Hi. This is Mike with Absolute Painting. We’re here to talk about your home. If you own a home here in Lawrence, Kansas, then you probably sit down and write a check to your mortgage company every month. It’s the biggest check you write, every month and the thing that you want to do is protect that investment. And I’m here to tell you there’s a really easy way to help protect the most valuable investment you have, your home.
Let’s talk about gutters. The gutters around your house, because water is your enemy, the gutters allow the water to run down your roof, down the downspouts and out away from your home. What happens if your gutters get clogged up? Well, water will run over the top of your gutters and eventually will begin to rot the wood siding on your home. Did you know that you’re 10 times more likely to have an insurance claim because of water damage versus fire damage? A lot of these happen because your gutters are clogged.
Now, if the insurance company shows up to do a claim because your house has been damaged by water and your gutters are clogged, you’re going to have an awfully hard time getting paid. So, here’s three things to do to help keep your gutters in good shape and help protect your investment.
Number one, inspect your gutters at least in the fall and in the summer time. So, what this will do, is allow you to inspect your gutters visually. Get up there. See if there’s any debris. See if there’s anything in there that would keep the water from flowing through the gutters and down the downspouts.
Now the second thing you should do, is add downspout extenders to your home. This will allow the water to flow down the gutter, down the downspout, and out away from your foundation.
The third thing you should do is make sure you keep your trees trimmed regularly. This will keep leaves and branches from falling unnecessarily into your gutters and clogging them up. So, if you do those three things, you’ll make sure that your gutters do their job and protect your investment. An if you would like to have your gutters cleaned, but you don’t feel like getting out that ladder and climbing up there, give Absolute Painting a call. We’d be happy to give you a quote and take care of it for you.
Till next time, this is Mike with Absolute Painting. Have a great day.