Green building is a buzz word in our society today. I hear many agents and builders discussing green building and I run into clients who wish they were buying a green building.
Despite there being considerable controversy over the whole topic of green building and just how environmentally beneficial it is anyway, there is a type of green building that involves no controversy at all. We see this one frequently in the northwest and we can all agree that it is not a green condition that you want to have going on at your own house.
That is a gutter that is stained green on the outside. You do not have to be a home inspector for very long to spot that one. In most instances, if there is that much green, algae, lichen and dirt, on the outside of a gutter, the inside is going to be full of debris.
That greenish tint to the outside of the gutter, in the majority of cases, is the result of the gutter overflowing. Good household maintenance, including cleaning gutters a time or two a year depending on the number of trees in the vicinity, is a good start at keeping the house in satisfactory condition.