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Guttering has an important job to do in keeping your home in good order. However, many of us underestimate how difficult that job is if the guttering isn’t in good condition. You’re probably thinking of broken sections of guttering that leak when it rains, or perhaps a faulty bracket that isn’t properly clipped to the section of guttering it should support. However, there is another element to think about and plan for if you want to be certain your guttering is performing just as it should be.

Read more: How Often Should Your Guttering Be Cleaned?

I know – it sounds like a trick, doesn’t it? No one wants to go out in the rain, even armed with an umbrella. But there is a good reason why I’ve suggested it, even though it may not be apparent to start with.

Read more: Why Should You Go Outside in the Rain?

Plants are hardy things. A single seed or discarded root blown by the wind can land in all kinds of places. So, it is hardly surprising neglected guttering is often seen with plants and grass growing out of it.

Read more: Plants Growing in Your Guttering? It’s Time for a Clean

Damp is never a pleasant addition to any home. If you spot signs of damp, it is always best to tackle them straightaway. Sometimes, it can be a simple matter of a lack of air getting to a corner of a room, perhaps behind a big item of furniture like a wardrobe, for example. Regularly airing a room may be all that is required to solve simple issues like this.

Read more: How Can a Failing Section of Guttering Lead to Damp?

No guttering is infallible. Heavy storms, age, and weathering can all take their toll eventually. But there’s a difference between severe damage to guttering and mild damage. Ironically, it’s often the latter that can lead to more serious – and expensive – problems.

Read more: How Much Could a Blocked and Broken Gutter Cost You?

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