Spooky Gutters and How They Got That Way

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In the Middle Ages, many buildings featured gargoyles at the edges of the roof. These sculptures were often spooky, but served a utilitarian purpose: they were gutters! These days, however, none of us want the word “spooky” associated with our gutters. (Unless you happen to live in a gargoyle-guarded cathedral.)

While gargoyles are the “right kind” of spooky, there’s also a “wrong kind” of spooky. The following gutters are examples of the latter, and you should be afraid if yours look anything like them.

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It looks like someone forgot to clean their gutters. This kind of damage can end up costing a lot more than the price of the gutter. It’s also wise to invest in gutters made from quality materials. These guys look like thin, cheap plastic.

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This house looks pretty haunted, and gutters are not its only problem. In addition to hiring a company that knows gutters, it’s important to keep an eye on the integrity of the roof. Gutters, no matter how fancy, won’t serve you well if installed on a failing roof.

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It looks like it’s time for a cleaning. Did you know that even a handful of debris prevents your gutters from working? Neglecting gutter cleaning and maintenance can spell damage to the angle of the gutter (all that stuff gets very heavy).

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In addition to your gutters losing their proper angle (pitch), clogging can lead to standing water around the home, which could flood into the foundation and the basement… Very Scary!

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As you can see, water can damage more than just your home’s basement or foundation. From the looks of it, these gutters are their own “Nightmare on Elm Street.”

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Um… Did they even try? We’d hate to see the rest of the house.


If your gutters are starting to look a little spooky, the professionals at Ned Stevens are here for you. Request a free quote or give us a call. $25 off gutter cleaning for first-time customers!

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