1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

September 26, 2008

:270 Evaluate Gutters

Filed under: :270 Evaluate Gutters — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:02 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:270 EcoTip: It’s the time of year to evaluate your gutters to be sure they are in good repair. By fixing them now – they will be ready for the fall leaves and rains or winter snow.

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 Additional Information:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts of any accumulated debris.
  • Check for rust and deterioration of the finish and make sure they are affixed tightly against the fascia boards.
  • The fascia boards should also be inspected for dry rot or damage.
  • Add some water to be sure the gutters drain and there are no leaks.
  • Add splash blocks and make sure the gutters drain away from the foundation.

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