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  • Snow Means More Tree Damage and Clogged Gutters


    Call it an early Thanksgiving treat, but truth be told the crews at Reilly Painting and Contracting were a little surprised to have received an early dumping of snow. Did you feel the same?

    With such a huge amount of snow coming down, houses are now more susceptible to tree damage and clogged gutters. Phones at the office have been ringing off the hook with customers scheduling their fall gutter cleaning. It's not too late to contact us and be placed on the fall gutter cleaning schedule. We'll take care of unclogging the gutters and removing any tree damage or debris that may have fallen on the roof.

    So, why is this home maintenance task so important for your home?

    Fall gutter cleaning is an important part of preventative maintenance for your house. During the fall especially, leaves and plant matter build up in your gutters and cause clogs.  And gutter clogs mean that your gutter can't function properly to channel water away from the house.  This might not seem like a big problem for winter, since most of the water we'll be getting in the next few months will be frozen, but what happens when the January thaw rolls around?  And spring will be just around the corner before you know it.

    Clogged gutters can cause several serious problems for your house.  They're the NUMBER ONE cause of basement water problems, because the water from the roof overflows and accumulates around the foundation of the house, creating leaks and a cracked foundation.  The water from backed up gutters can also lead to rotting wood around the gutter, and leaking roofs where the water sits because it has no channel for proper drainage.  The onset of winter only exacerbates this problem, because the freezing water expands, causing ice damns on the roof and more broken gutters.  And don't think it's only the house you have to worry about.  Water runoff from overflowing gutters can damage your driveway, create ice-slicks over your sidewalk, and wash away your landscaping.  All of this cost you tons of money!

    [caption id="attachment_10586" align="aligncenter" width="397"]You don't want your gutters to look like this in the spring! You don't want your gutters to look like this in the spring![/caption]

    Easy solution?  Get those gutters cleaned! Reilly Painting & Contracting in Cleveland provides fall gutter cleaning and repair services.  Don't neglect this simple home maintenance step.  It will save you lots of money in the future, so contact us today.



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