Happy New Year from Iron Horse Gutter Works in Syracuse, NY! We appreciate all of the business we’ve done with our neighbors in 2017, and we wish everyone in the area a wonderful 2018.

If gutters could talk, would they be making New Year’s resolutions today? We think they would. In today’s blog, we’ll listen in to what the gutters on Syracuse homes are probably saying.

1. I want to lose weight

The number one resolution we hear area gutters making today is strangely similar to the one that their humans are making inside the house. But are they just playing copycat or following a contagious trend? Let’s listen in to the conversation between the gutters from two homes on Meadowbrook drive.

Gutter 1: So what’s your New Year’s resolution?
Gutter 2: I want to lose weight.
Gutter 1: You do? Same here! What’s your goal?
Gutter 2: Well, I’d really like to lose all of it. I mean, this load of debris is weighing me down. I’m so stuffed with leaves, I feel saggy.
Gutter 1: No, you’re not sagging yet. You still look good. But I hear you. At least you’re not full of pine needles. They’re the worst.
Gutter 2: I don’t know, pine needles seem like they would be light and airy. But you don’t know how gross it is to be stuffed full of wet, slimy leaves. Every time it rains, I’m overflowing. I can’t do my job at all.
Gutter 1: It’s not true that leaves are worse. Pine needles poke and spear you when they’re fresh, and then they just sit there and get packed tighter and tighter and tighter. And then the acid! Ugggg it stings.
Gutter 2: I still think leaves are worse.
Gutter 1: Pine needles!
Gutter 2: Leaves!
Gutter 1: Pine needles!
Gutter 2: #Leaves the argument

Psst, Homeowners: You could not only fulfill your own New Year’s resolution, you could check off your gutter’s resolution, too! Simply schedule a gutter cleaning service by Iron Horse Gutter Works for a quick and easy way to unclutter your gutters. The gutters will not only check off their resolution of losing weight, you’ll get properly functioning water drainage off your roof.

2. I want to improve my looks

The number of gutters who want to look better is smaller than the number of ones who want to lose weight, but the desire is the strongest for these. Gutters on most homes in Syracuse are pristine, making it more obvious if there’s one that isn’t looking so great. Here are some of the makeovers that gutters are wishing for.

  • Chipping paint
  • Sagging
  • Pulling away
  • Mismatched color or style to the house

Gutters that look bad don’t just want a makeover to boost their vanity. They’re making this New Year’s Resolution because they know your home’s value will stand to benefit.

3. I want to drink more water and eat less

This resolution is exactly what we’d expect gutters to want, as they’re built to be able to take in volumes of water. It’s not exactly that our gutters are getting dehydrated; it’s just that the ones who are eating too many leaves, sticks, twigs, and pine needles simply don’t have the room to guzzle water like they should. These gutters would love to have a Leaf Lock system instead. It’s like a gastric bypass surgery. They just can’t eat as much after that.

4. I want to quit my bad habits

Here’s another conversation we overheard from two Syracuse gutters on the topic of quitting bad habits in the new year.

Gutter 1: So my doctor told me I had to stop leaking.
Gutter 2: Really? How long have you been leaking?
Gutter 1: All my life, I guess. My doctor has been on my case about it for ages. It’s so hard to stop, it’s like I’m addicted to it.
Gutter 2: Sorry to hear that. Is it affecting you pretty badly?
Gutter 1: Well, yeah, I’m starting to pull away from the wall a bit, but it’s affecting my soffits and fascia the most. The doctor says secondhand leaks are even worse for the boards than for me. They’re rotting.
Gutter 2: Why don’t you just stop leaking?
Gutter 1: That’s not exactly helpful, ok? If I could stop, I would have stopped long ago.
Gutter 2: Well, maybe you should try becoming a SnapLock gutter.
Gutter 1: What’s that?
Gutter 2: That’s the kind where no one pierces any kind of a hole with a nail or spike through your back wall to hold you on to the house.
Gutter 1: Really? How would I stay on the house then?
Gutter 2: Through the SnapLock system. That’s how I’m held on. My doctor says I’m leak free. And my soffits and fascia love me for it.
Gutter 1: I’ll have to try that! Maybe there’s hope for me after all.

SnapLock gutters reduce the risk of water damage to your soffits and fascia boards by attaching them with a proprietary system that holds up the gutter with braces that don’t require you to pierce the back wall of the gutter with holes. Prevent wood rot damage to your home when you ask Iron Horse Gutter Works to install SnapLock gutters. Request a quote today!

Count on Iron Horse for Gutter Service in 2018

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek look at the New Year’s Resolutions your gutters are making. Contact us today for gutter installation, repair, cleaning, drainage, and more! We look forward to serving you in 2018 and beyond.