North Oaks MN Seamless Gutters & Gutter Guards
If you live in Minnesota, I don’t have to tell you this past week has been a cold and rainy one, with even a few snowflakes thrown in. But this is only a warm up of what’s to come. That is if you have any faith in the Farmer’s Almanac. We may have mostly lucked out for the past few years, but you better start stocking up on heavy coats, flannel and thermal underwear. The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a snowy, cold, frosty, wet winter for the Midwest.
So you might take the Farmers’ Almanac predictions with a grain of salt, but just in case, you might want to make sure that you and your home is ready for the almost guaranteed very cold, very snowy, and very long winter ahead! That means inspecting your roof and gutters!
Gutters play a very important role in your roofing system. If you didn’t have gutters, water would continually run alongside your home causing great damage and deterioration. Gutters and downspouts work together to ensure that your roofing system is working to the best of its ability.
* Non-existent, leaky, or poorly installed gutters can damage a house’s structural integrity by allowing water to penetrate and damage the fascia, soffit, or the actual framing of the house. Suddenly you are faced with a costly maintenance problem that affects your home’s value and appearance.
* Think about it. Roofs are exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, every day of the year. In summer, the roof surface temperature can exceed 200 degrees F. In winter, the roof surface can be exposed to snow and ice for weeks at a time. That of course, leads to ice dams. And in spring and fall, the roof faces winds stronger than any that other exterior building components are exposed to.
So, now is a great time to show the exterior of your home a little TLC… like installing seamless gutters with gutter guards that can be installed onto your existing gutters, in most cases. It is one of the easiest and inexpensive things you can do to keep water away from your building’s foundation and to protect the structural integrity of your house and all the “stuff” in it!