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Landscape & Foundation Damage in Oklahoma

Landscape & Foundation Issues?
Look Up At Up Your Gutters.

Many Oklahoma residents are experiencing landscaping and foundation damage from recent rain. This can be a serious problem that is both time-consuming and costly to fix. More often than not, homeowners don’t consider this problem affecting their home until it does, at which point it is unfortunately too late to prevent. The most common cause of landscaping and foundation damage is a faulty gutter system, so having the right gutters is key!

Don’t underestimate the danger of clogs, that cause water to spill over your gutter and pool on the ground below. The overflow from clogged gutters can lead to surface erosion, which occurs when rainwater continuously hits the ground in a concentrated area beneath the roofline. Over time, this repeated contact will move the dirt and create a trench that usually will run the length of the gutter system. These trenches can potentially seep into the foundation, causing damage.

Rainwater is overshooting the gutters and pounding agains the ground below causing landscaping damage and could lead to foundation damage.
Rainwater is overshooting the gutters and pounding against the ground below causing landscaping damage and could lead to foundation damage.

For Gutters That Are Effective and Durable,
Turn to the Experts at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma

At LeafGuard® of Oklahoma, we pride ourselves on offering LeafGuard® Brand Gutters to homeowners in Tulsa, McAlester and throughout Oklahoma. Whether you’re looking to replace your gutters because they are no longer functional or you’re tired of having to unclog them on a regular basis, you can count on the professionals at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma to provide you with the options you’re looking for.

We can help determine which option is most suitable for your needs during a free consultation at your home in Oklahoma. To learn more about our gutters, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today: 918-827-7900.

 

Fall leaves resting on the roof and in open style gutters.

Tackle Home Improvement This Fall

Steps to Take This Fall in Oklahoma

It is important to take a few steps to prevent any home breakdowns. It’s time to check off any last minute home improvement tasks and we are here to help you with our handy list of home maintenance chores for this fall.

1. Clean and repair the siding. After a long summer, siding can become dirty or mildewed. This month is a great time to use a pressure washer to clean it up and inspect for more serious problems. If your siding has seen better days (think missing, bent, or cracked pieces), consider replacing it.

When power washing on wood or vinyl siding, set it at the lowest pressure setting to ensure it does not damage or remove paint from the siding.
When power washing on wood or vinyl siding, set it at the lowest pressure setting to ensure it does not damage or remove paint from the siding.

 

2. Make sure windows are sealed tight. All double or triple-pane windows should have a tight seal around their perimeter that separates the individual panes of glass and traps inert gas between them, providing a break between the temperatures inside and outside your home. If you notice that your windows are frequently foggy, that’s likely a sign of a failed seal.

3. Change the air filters and tune up the furnace. This one really should be a maintenance task you do every month. Dirty air filters can lead to higher energy bills and irreparably damage your HVAC system.

4. Inspect the roof and gutters. It’s generally fine to wait until most of the leaves have fallen in autumn to clean out the gutters and downspouts, but giving these areas a quick visual inspection now is a good idea. Pull out any sticks or other debris blocking the gutters, and make note of any worn-out seals around vent pipes and chimneys.

Make sure to take precautions when climbing ladders this fall when attempting gutter and roof maintenance.
Make sure to take precautions when climbing ladders this fall when attempting gutter and roof maintenance.

 

If you do not feel comfortable on a ladder, or have a home of two or more stories, hire someone to do a quick inspection for you. Schedule any needed repairs now so that your home will be buttoned up for the changing seasons.

For your free LeafGuard® Gutter or GAF® Roofing estimate contact us at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today. 918-827-7900