Quarve Contracting
Wednesday 6 August 2014

Keep the Water Away From Your Home to Keep the It Healthy

Posted by at 3:32 PM

08aug07g7a14Do you know what shape your gutters are in? A lot of homeowners do not pay much attention to their gutters or the importance of having the water kept away from the home. However, the gutters play an extremely important role in how your home is maintained and the overall life that it has. They keep the water away from your home so that everything stays safe, dry and able to work how it is supposed to. The problem with many homes, though, is that the gutters leak. Water is one of the biggest threats that your home has,  and if the gutters are not doing their job, then you're allowing many problems to occur in and around the home such as rot or mold and mildew. And if your downspouts don't direct water away from the foundation, that water is also able to get into the crawlspace or basement of your home and this can cost you thousands of dollars to fix. Minor leaks in the gutters can wear on them and cause them to fall when you're not looking which can cause damage to the home and to those that live inside it. As you're considering your gutters, do not believe those that say that do not play an important role in the working order of your home, because they do. They are an important element in protecting your home.  But installing gutters is only the first step.  Once they're in place you need to make sure that they are maintained and able to do the job that they were meant to do in the first place.  It's important to regularly clean and flush them out, especially in the early spring and again in the fall after the trees have lost their leaves.  Left in your gutters, decaying leaves can cause clogs and lead to ice dams in the winter.   And be sure to check the downspouts for blockage, too. Avoid Gaps and Leaky Seams with Seamless Gutters The gutters that we provide homes with here at Quarve are just one piece that we bend on site to match the shape of your home.  This is different from cheaper gutter systems where sections are pieced together.  Our gutters are seamless.  This means you do not have to worry about fasteners or screws coming lose when there is some wear and tear, and there are no seams where gaps can develop and cause leaks. We install these gutters flush against your home - no room for water to get behind the gutter. You'll never have to worry about having leaking water in or around your home again with the right rain-handling system to hold it in place and direct it away from your home. With the right system, the water will be moved away from your home and not in it. Here at Quarve, we are a MN gutter contractor that knows that gutters are an important part of the home that you own. We want to make sure that you get the best system that is actually going to work when you need it too. Give us a call so we can come out to your home and give you an estimate on putting a whole new system on your home today!  We serve the entire Minneapolis St. Paul metro area with exterior remodeling solutions such as roofing, siding, replacement windows and doors, and yes, gutters.  For a free estimate, give us a call today - 763.784.1472.