The new year is here, and many people have a list of resolutions or goals to kick off the new year. For some people, they might decide that this is the year they’re going to do some home renovations. The new year is the perfect time to reflect and make some goals for the year ahead, especially home renovations to revamp your home! At Black Velvet Chimney, we have just what you need to ensure your gutters are protecting your home properly!

Start thinking about your gutters

man cleaning guttersWith all the rush of the holiday season, your gutters are likely the last thing on your mind. Cleaning out your gutters is such a pain, we get it. However, your gutters do a very important job, as they work to direct water off of your roof and away from the foundation of your home. This saves your foundation from the corrosive, weathering effect of rainwater, which could cause considerable damage to the structural integrity of your home. If your gutters are full, it won’t perform its job as well.

The dangers of clogged gutters

What is actually clogging your gutters? Gutters are an easy spots for birds to build their nests. When this happens, those nests block the flow of precipitation from your roof. This then cause your gutters to get clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris. Clogged gutters cause more water to get dumped on the foundation of your home. This also cause damage to the landscaping around your home. If your gutters are clogged, it can cause water to pool in it. As the water mix with the leaves and debris that are sitting in your gutters, this creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes. This makes it even more important to get cleaning out those gutters.

Want to keep your cleaned gutters clean for a long time? We have thing to help with that too. At Black Velvet Chimney, we offer GutterStuff. GutterStuff is a cover for your gutters. It is uniquely designed to allow the rain to get through while keeping debris and critters out. This means fewer mosquitoes and more water directed away from your home. Time to call our professionals in to protect your gutters and home!