Summer Gutter Care
Summer is well over halfway over and as the temperatures keep rising and cool with the night thunderstorms, we have to ensure that our gutters are still in proper working order. We have a few suggestions on summer gutter care to keep your gutter system in perfect working order and prepared for an easier fall gutter cleaning.
Deep Clean Gutters
This isn’t just a routine gutter cleaning. We suggest you break out the gutter cleaning and really clean your gutters, inside and out. You can use a easy cleaner and an old rag to remove all dirt and grime from your gutters. For tougher stains you may need to use a actual gutter cleaner or call a professional, such as Gutters & Guards, Inc., who can get your gutters looking like new. By doing this, it should be a lot quicker to clean your gutters in the late fall and they’ll be looking good at year long!
Look For Damages
While cleaning your gutters, it’s always best to look for damages, rust spots, holes, etc. This will allow you to get those problem areas fixed quickly as possible to prevent larger problem areas or issues.
If you see a leak, best fix it when it’s warmer and not causing too much of an issue. Gutter leaks in the winter can lead to slick-spots for you or your family to slip on.
Check Your Roof
Inspect your roof for any problem areas that may be causing damage to your roof decking or other issues that can leak to costly repairs. Also pay attention to the amount of shingle granules in your gutters, if it seems like a hefty amount ( view image below) then you may need a roof replacement.
Install New Equipment
By new equipment, we mean gutter guards. Installing a new gutter guard system this time of year makes it a lot easier than waiting until after fall or next year. Prevent gutter clogs, and minimize gutter cleaning to ensure a quicker cleaning time and ease of mind when it comes to gutter leaks.
Let your gutter cleaning worries be behind you! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, 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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