How Important is Summer Gutter Maintenance?
Summer is almost here so now is the time to start thinking about your warm weather chores. Now that the frost and hail have stopped pummeling them and the leaves are no longer falling, your gutters are happy to take a break. There’s clear climate ahead and it time to do the maintenance on your gutters.
Don’t undervalue the importance of your gutter system. A gutters main purpose is to redirect water away from your home. No matter what type of basement or foundation your home has, it relies heavily on your gutter system to keep it protected from the elements.
At a minimum, they should be cleaned twice a year to keep leaves, debris and any other material from obstructing the flow of water, as well as keeping any water from leaking into the house.
Extensive water damage is no joke and the costs for restoration can be staggering. Take the time to keep your gutters maintained and you can rest easy when you have a smooth, well-running gutter system.
With regular maintenance, your gutter system could last 20 to 30 years.
Gutter guards may be your gutter’s best friend. They seal the ends of the gutter and have a screen over the top. They are great for keeping all the bugs, leaves, and other mess out. Guess how much easier this job will be next year! If you are unsure about the process, they can be installed by a professional and they will prevent clogging and other related issues.
The bad weather is over and the time has come to work on keeping those gutters up to snuff! If you’re thinking of installing new gutters or downspouts or just doing some basic cleaning and light repair, now is the perfect time to do it. Give us a call and we will be more than happy to come out and give your gutters a full inspection and an estimate for seamless gutters.