There are a lot of benefits to living in a place as beautiful as Louisiana. There’s great food to be had, an outstanding local culture, wonderful beaches, amazing forests and swamps, loads of wildlife, warm temperatures most of the year, and friendly people to interact with. Once you’ve spent some time down there, it’s easy to see why so many people live there. It’s truly a wonderful place with a lot of unique things to offer.
All that said, there are definitely some negatives about living there. The summers can be brutal, with extreme humidity and temperatures that often exceed 90 degrees or more. It’s downright hot, and if you don’t have air conditioning, the summer months can be brutal. You also have to deal with a lot of major storms that roll through area, and that includes the occasional hurricane. Everyone knows how much of the state has been ravaged by hurricanes over the years, and there are surely more to come in the coming decades.
On top of the weather, it’s also quite a bit more difficult to take care of your property in a place like Louisiana. The humidity and heat do a number on homes in the area, as do the bad storms that roll through. A great example of how difficult it can be to take care of your property are the gutters in Louisiana. In most parts of the country, homeowners only have to clear out their gutters once a year after the leaves fall from the trees. Homeowners across the country get up on ladders at the end of fall to pull leaves out of the gutter and ensure that the snow and water that fall on the roof during the winter will be safely transported to the ground. Homeowners in Louisiana also have to clear out their gutters in the fall, but they also have to do it a few other times throughout the year. When a bad storm rolls through the state, leaves and debris get blown into the gutters. This is a major problem because it rains so often in the state. If the gutters aren’t cleared out after a bad storm, water can build up on the roof, and that can lead to a lot of significant damage. Thus, homeowners in the state have to climb up on ladders multiple times throughout the year to make sure that their gutters are clear of debris.
That’s why so many homeowners in the state hire companies like V & V Roofing and Sheet Metal to manage their gutters for them. They get sick and tired of having to climb up there every other month, so they hire a company to do it for them. At least when they outsource this work to professionals, they can also have their gutters checked to see if any gutter repairs are necessary. Since the gutters in Louisiana see a lot of work throughout the year, they also tend to get damaged more often, so that’s a definite bonus of hiring a company to clear the gutters every couple of months.