As a homeowner, it is important to keep your home in good repair. Ignoring problems with your roof or gutters or simply foregoing regular maintenance work can result in serious problems that can affect the structure of your home and lead to more costly repairs down the road.

In the following article, realtor Florin Copaceanu discusses problems he has seen with neglected homes, including a case where a tree was growing out of a roof thanks to poorly kept gutters. He gives great advice about how to properly maintain your gutter system so that you can avoid this and other problems.