Why Do You Need Downspout Extensions?

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You can avoid a flooded basement with a downspout extension on your gutters.

Downspout extensions play a critical role. Every home that exists in a climate with any measure of rain requires these vital rain diffusion accessories. Downspout extensions are add-ons to gutter systems that make it possible for water to fall to the earth in a controlled manner rather than splashing everywhere and potentially going where it can do damage. Downspout extensions divert water away from the foundation and structure of your home. When water accumulates around the base of your home it will inevitably lead to problems like mold and mildew and possibly even result in the necessity of costly repairs for your home to maintain its integrity. Here are some ways to make sure your home is water free.

Look Out For Clogged Downspout Extensions

While downspout extensions are an invaluable asset to any home, it is incredibly important to keep a close watch and make sure that they do not become clogged. Clogged gutters and downspout extensions can do serious damage to your home. They can damage soffit and fascia boards, cause landscape erosion, and lead to basement flooding and potential structure damage. Water can even run back under your roofline, damaging your entire roof. These can be hard to unclog, and often need to be detached entirely, cleaned, and then returned to the roof.

Make Use Of Gutter Guards

Gutter cleaning can be dangerous to do on your own, and hiring a professional can be expensive. There are numerous gutter guards to choose from. These serve not only as an alternative to time-consuming or costly gutter cleaning but can permanently unclog your gutters and downspouts. This means that all of the risks of clogged gutters and downspouts will no longer be a threat to the integrity of your home. You will no longer have to worry about roof, structural, or foundation issues due to clogged gutters.

Ready to Upgrade, Update, or Install Downspout Extensions?

If you are ready to get a professional to take care of your residential or commercial mold remediation needs, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420.  To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.

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