You’ve already got a full list of things to clean inside this spring – why not focus a little attention outside as well? By Keeping A Clean Gutter. Spending time on the exterior of your home could make a huge difference in the life span of the materials used to keep your stylish rooms inside safe from damaging rain, snow and wind.
A great place to start is with your gutters. Spending a weekend on clearing and repairing your gutters could mean the difference between a stress free season and a costly one. We recommend that you do this twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall.
Here are some quick things you can do yourself to stay on top of the project.
- First, check the flow of water through your gutters and downspouts. You can do this by waiting until the next big rain fall, or by using a hose to simulate natural water flow. If you start to see water pouring over the edges, it could mean that the gutter is clogged. The same thing goes for downspouts that aren’t letting water through the end. A careful removal of gutter debris by hand may work wonders, as does flushing the downspout with a hose.
- If you can see that your gutters are sagging in certain places, you may need to replace the fasteners. Furthermore, gutter sealer is a great way to close up any minor cracks.
- If you peer around at your gutters and see large amounts of debris, excessive sagging or cracking, it’s usually best to call in a professional. Our trained installers here at Gutters and Guards, Inc. are happy to come out for a free estimate to plan how we can get your gutters back in shape for spring showers and storms.
If you need help crossing this spring cleaning “to do” off your list, we’re just a call or click away!