Your roof is designed to protect you from the elements, but sometimes Mother Nature proves too powerful. From years of harsh sun to storms, damage builds up and will eventually lead to leaks. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Sometimes signs of a leaky roof are obvious, but not always. Here’s how to tell if you have a problem.
Water is damaging to your home and landscaping. The job of a gutter is to carry rainfall and snowmelt off the roof, into the downspout and away from the foundation. If either the gutters or downspouts are clogged with leaves and twigs, they won’t work well. Make it a priority to clean them out in the spring and fall, or whenever a heavy rain covers your roof in debris.
Are your gutters rusting out or rotting out the wood on your house? Are you spending a lot of time on a ladder cleaning them out? You may need to upgrade them. Good news! You have more choices than ever. Here’s what to ask your gutter installer or what to buy if you do a DIY rain gutter replacement.
Home ownership is not just a financial responsibility; it also requires continued time and labor. For overworked or overwhelmed homeowners, a handyman can help keep a house well cared for and running smoothly — if you can find one.