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Gutters Baton Rouge

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

Gutters Baton Rouge

In South Louisiana, rain is a way of life. In our last blog, we blogged about the benefits of having gutters Baton Rouge. When considering updates to your home, replacing the gutters might not be the first idea that comes to mind. However, gutters can be a real problem if they are not properly cared for, especially with the rainfall in Louisiana. We have listed some common issues related to gutter replacement.

  • Finding water streaks on your home's siding. Water streaks are a good sign to tell you that there is a hole somewhere in your gutter. If the streaks are rusty, you know that rust is the culprit. The hole in your gutter will cause gallons of water to drip onto your siding and gallons of water will pool around your foundation and can cause foundation issues as well. You should replace your rusted gutter and use rustproof paint on your gutters every one to two years.

  • Standing Water. If water pools can be found anywhere near the foundation of your home, your gutter is not fulfilling its purpose in some way or another. If the pools are underneath a part of your gutter that is sagging, replacing the hooks might be the only fix necessary.

  • Missing Pieces of your gutter. Replacing your gutter system will stop your landscape from becoming washed out, prevent mold from growing around your home, and help with your overall property drainage.

At surface level, gutters do not seem like important elements of your home. However, they can help to preserve the value of your home and will prevent troublesome problems from becoming costly. If you have any other gutter questions, please contact a member of the Cribbs Incorporated team.

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