Summertime is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but it’s also important to stay on top of home repairs. One task that often gets neglected is gutter maintenance. Keeping your gutters clean and in good condition is crucial for preventing water damage to your home.
Summer may not seem like the most obvious time for gutter maintenance, but it’s actually a good time and you can get ahead of cleaning and repairs before Fall when the most gutter afflictions happen.
GUTTER SYSTEMS Are Made To PROTECT YOUR HOME
Gutters guard your home and are the first defense against major home damage to your foundation, lawn, and more from water. If you neglect your gutters, you could end up causing damage to your home and costly repairs. Read on to find out what to look for to keep your gutters functioning properly and preventing damage. If you notice any issues, give our experts at Gutters Inc. a call for cleaning, repairs, or replacements.
GUTTERS Should be CLEAR AND CLEAN
When it comes time to restore your gutters, make sure you keep them clean and free of debris. If they’re clogged with leaves or other material, then water will be unable to drain away from the home effectively. There can be all sorts of grimy gunk preventing your gutters from functioning properly. If you don’t check them for long periods, not only does this increase the chance of damage to your home but it can cause mold and mildew to grow, which can cause further damage by spreading to other areas of your home. So, prevention is key!
It’s also important to check if any critters have invaded your gutters making them their rental space. When bird nests are old and unoccupied which usually happens in the summer, be sure to remove them. For wasps and other insect homes that require a professional like pest control, contact them to remedy the situation.
ARE YOUR GUTTERS Damaged?
Another important step is to check your gutter system for any obvious damage like sagging or leaning away from your home. Check for rusty areas, which may indicate that some replacements may need to be done.
Summer can be particularly dry but can still have rain. When it does rain you should take a poncho or umbrella out so you can observe your gutter system for any obvious leaks and to see if the gutter buckles anywhere. You will also need to check the lawn around the perimeter of your home. If you notice patches of missing grass, then it may be time to contact a gutter company.
Inspect YOUR ROOF
The last step in maintaining your gutters is to make sure your roof is in good condition. Your roof and gutters go hand in hand in protecting your home from water damage, but if one is in poor condition, the other may struggle to keep up their part. You’ll want to check and make sure that no shingles are lifting or missing, and that the rest of them are in place. Missing or loose shingles can lead to puddle problems, and eventually soak through the roof causing damage.
CONTACT Gutters inc.
Gutters are an important part of your home, and they need to be kept in good condition all year round. If you notice any issues during your summer inspection or if you need the help of a professional call Gutters Inc. today! We can thoroughly inspect, clean, repair, or replace your gutter system so it’s functioning properly and protecting your home. Contact Gutters Inc. for your free quote!