3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage in Your House

3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage in Your House

April 20, 2016

Perhaps the biggest problem associated with water damage is that if left unchecked, it can weaken your home’s foundation and the very core that holds it together. It also creates a thriving environment for mold growth and pests, which can cause secondary health and safety issues.

Gutter Repair

At this rate, preventing it is much more advisable than paying for repairs. In fact, the American Insurance Association states that water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the U.S. Huff ‘N Puff, the experts in gutter installation, discusses the top three ways to avoid water damage in your home:

Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear of Debris

Your roof gutters drain water away from your home, but leaves, twigs, and other debris can clog the troughs and cause the water to cascade down the side of your house. The water then seeps into interior wall voids or trickles down to the basement. In most cases, there’s no indoor evidence of the damage, until wood rot, mold growth, and structural damage sets in.

Huff ‘N Puff can help maintain your gutters in Albany, NY, so there are no incidences of clogs. We install Gutter Helmet® protection systems to prevent any debris from getting into the troughs. With this system, your gutters will be able to function effectively for years to come.

Watch Out for Ice Dams

An ice dam on the roof is a result of melted snow running down the roof and re-freezing near the eaves, stopping the flow of runoff into the gutters and sending it back to the shingles. This causes interior leaks and water damage to the indoor walls and ceilings. In addition, the added weight of the ice dams and icicles can compromise the structural integrity of the roof structure, which is a different damage on its own.

When we install Gutter Helmet, we also offer Helmet Heat®, a hidden cable system that melts snow and ice before they cause damage. Helmet Heat is self-regulating, energy-efficient and easy to use for your gutters in Albany, NY.

Ensure Adequate Ventilation

Humid air can also be a source of water damage so you need to make sure it doesn’t fester in your home. We work with Renewal by Andersen® to offer a wide array of windows that can boost ventilation in your home. Choose from our casement, sliding, or double-hung window options to maximize airflow in and out of your home.

Contact Huff ‘N Puff today at (518) 688-1624 in the Capital Region or at (845) 245-2630 in the Hudson Valley area for a FREE quote on these products. Let us work with you to prevent water damage in your home.

Hear From Our Customers

Installation of product was professional and the installers, Cosmo and Joe, treated me like family. All questions were answered and left the site neat and clean.

Huff 'n Puff is one of the area's most reliable companies. All phases of company reps interacting with customs is professional. Installers are very competent and product quality is excellent. Pricing is always fair.

The Gutters look great! Cosmo and Nigel were very courteous, friendly, thorough and professional. They did a wonderful job and took the time to answer any questions and advise us about the incredible warranty. So glad we did this!

Efficient and unobtrusive, the crew was in and out of installing gutter helmets and helmet heaters on my house within four hours. They were sure to clean up any debris that was left over. I am very pleased with the whole installation process.

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