The average humidity in North Carolina is 68%, which is only 8% less than the most humid city in the United States (New Orleans).
People who live in North Carolina already know how humid it can get, especially in the middle of summer. Because of this, North Carolina homeowners should be aware of how humidity can damage gutters and how not maintaining gutters can make the humidity in your home worse.
In this article, we’ll talk about why North Carolina residents should pay close attention to their gutters, especially in August, which is the wettest month of the year in the ATL.
HOW NORTH CAROLINA'S MOIST WEATHER CAN CAUSE GUTTER PROBLEMS
Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing says that people who live in North Carolina should clean their gutters six times a year.
- Every winter,
- Every spring,
- Every summer,
- Each fall, three times
Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing says that you should clean your gutters three times in the fall because there are so many leaves falling and blowing around in the North Carolina fall breeze. People in North Carolina have to clean their gutters three times in the fall because there are so many of them.
Since August is the most humid month of the year and fall is the most important time to clean gutters, there is a time between late summer and early fall when leaves and humidity could cause damage to Atlanta homeowners’ gutters.
When leaves get wet, they can weigh up to four times as much as when they are dry. This means that the longer the leaves stay in your gutters, the more moisture they collect, which makes them heavier. If you let your gutters get too full, the weight of the leaves and the water that can’t get through can damage the pitch of your gutter system.
The pitch of the gutter, which is how much it slopes away from the house, is a half inch for every 10 feet of gutter. The goal is to make sure that all of the gutters drain properly. When leaves fall into the gutter and block one or more sections, it will hurt the pitch. When gutters lose their slope, water usually flows over into the house. This can damage the roof, foundation, patio, and other parts of the house.
All of this means that people who live in North Carolina should mark the change from August to September on their calendars and remember three important things:
- When leaves are wet, they weigh more.
- North Carolina gets the most rain in August.
- Fall is when you can expect to find the most leaves in your gutters.
This means that cleaning the gutters should be a top priority during this time. Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing offers service plans so that North Carolina homeowners can schedule their maintenance for the year and know that their houses will be protected from heavy leaves caused by rain and humidity.
HOW POOR GUTTER MAINTENANCE CAN CHANGE THE LEVELS OF MOISTURE IN YOUR HOME
One of the hardest things for people who live in North Carolina is dehumidifying their home so that it stays dry and comfortable. High humidity is bad for the structure of your home and can make it feel hotter inside than it is outside.
If you don’t do anything about the humidity, it could hurt the inside of your home. High humidity in the home can cause wood to swell, can make mold and mildew growth, and can cause metals in the home to rust.
Taking care of the gutters can help reduce the humidity in the house by a lot. If your gutters aren’t doing their main job, which is to keep water away from the foundation of your home, then the opposite is happening and getting worse.
As the hot summer months approach, people in North Carolina should keep a close eye on their gutters and pay attention to how humid their homes are. Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing’s promise to our clients is to protect the home’s short-term and long-term health. This is why the Better Business Bureau gave us an A+ and why we serve North Carolina.
Call us today to get a free quote from a licensed professional or to find out about our service plans that can help you get ready for the change from August to September. Protect your home and gutters as we approach the most dangerous time of the year for gutters in North Carolina.