Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Get your mind in the gutter

Taken from Reading Eagle

While most homeowners probably take them for granted, gutters and downspouts play a critical role in keeping a home well maintained.

When it's working perfectly, a home's drainage system will hardly be noticeable, but when something goes wrong, homeowners may notice several signs.

"When gutters are clogged," said Pete Niven, vice president of Bachman's Roofing in Wernersville, "the water will either overflow or back up between the gutter and the shingles."

In the winter, he said, a clogged gutter may freeze and crack. In addition to clogging, he said, the spikes that attach a gutter could also come loose. This can cause the pitch of the gutter to change, he explained, and interfere with proper drainage.

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