Blocked gutters are one of the leading causes of water damage and it can affect the look of your home. They are also known as obstruction of the water drain. When water flows through a blocked gutter, it flows out along the other side of the home and will damage your house if left alone.
Water damages are more common in houses built before 1980 and many older homes have been known to suffer damage to their exterior walls. Even though it is a very old part of the house, the foundation will still be flooded. The water will reach all the way to the ground floor, where a blockage in the pipe may have been a cause of the gutter to be blocked. After a year, the water will become stagnant and develop algae.
There are several methods that you can use to protect your home from water damage and one of them is by installing a gutter guard. A gutter guard is a metal or plastic casing that will surround the pipe, limiting the leakage that would otherwise flow out of the wall into the ground and then leak out on the floor. There is also another type of gutter guard that is portable and will attach to your existing gutter with clips.
The gutter guard will stop any water that will find its way inside the home if the gutter is blocked. It also prevents the excess rainwater from flowing out of the house to create additional water damage. It can also prevent the flow of water out of the chimney if there is no gutter to direct the water into.
There are several different ways to install a gutter protection and they include: installing the gutter guard on the outside of the house, installing the gutter guard on the inside of the house, or installing the gutter protection in a corner of the house, where the gutter is not blocked. You should consider the area where you want to install the gutter guard and perhaps if there is a line of sight to the location. If you are doing the installation on the outside of the house, make sure you plan to stick with cement or asphalt when the project is complete.
Another issue to consider when installing a gutter protection is how much noise will the water make when it enters the house? A gutter guard will limit the amount of noise and light coming into the house. The noise from the water entering the house is the last thing you want. It can also irritate the nasal passages of anyone who lives in the house with the sound.
The installation of a gutter guard should be done by a professional in order to avoid any damage to the house and, most importantly, damage to the gutter. Installation should not take more than half an hour, especially when you have a plumbing company come out to do the job.
The installation of a gutter guard will save you money over time and there are a few things that you can do with your patio furniture to prevent the gutter damage to occur. First, when you set up the gutter guards to protect the pipes, move the furniture out of the way so the gutter does not get disturbed during the installation.
In addition, you should put up some sort of barrier between the gutter guard and the house so that the gutter doesn’t fall off. Some gutter guards that are designed to be secured to the home are aluminum, which will help keep the gutter from coming down and creating a hole.
You should also be sure to cut the joist brackets and tie them together. After the installation is complete, check the gutter every once in a while to make sure there is no water that is backing up out of the wall. If there is, it’s time to check your gutters again.
There are several types of gutter protection that can be installed and if the gutter is blocked, there is no reason for it to block water. The best advice that you can get is to check your gutters and see if there is any blockage.