Warmer Weather & Your Gutters – Gutter Maintenance In Summer

Gutter Maintenance In Summer is important.

Warm weather brings different types of problems that can arise in your gutters. One of the more important parts is to make sure that your gutters have been cleaned. It’s best to clean them at least twice a year in the Spring and the Fall.   This lets you know if there are any pre-existing problems, and a clean gutter is a functioning gutter.

Clean gutters prevent fires from starting in those hot summer days.

All the debris that accumulates in your gutters during the winter and in the fall if not cleaned out at the right time can cause the right conditions for a fire to start. For more information about gutter fires and the dangers please refer to our previous post about Gutters & House Fires.

Another problem that happens in spots where the gutter has no protection to extreme heat is that your gutters will expand. This is caused by extreme weather such as really cold or hot conditions. Vinyl gutters are the worst choice for areas that are not as well shaded or are prone to extreme weather conditions. Aluminum are much stronger than vinyl, while they still expand and contract (this is unavoidable because all materials will do this) they can handle more extreme conditions.  Copper and Galvanized gutters are great for this too but the biggest complaint is the discoloration that happens with them.

Another great way to protect your gutters is with gutter guards.

This prevent debris from accumulating in your gutters and allowing you to clean your gutters less during the year.  This is especially useful for home that are heavily shaded and surrounding by trees. There are a variety of options to choose from. You can find the perfect one for your home and where you live.

Feel free to give us a call for a free estimate on investing in gutter guards or just for gutter cleaning or repairs , call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.

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