Your gutters need to be regularly maintained and cleaned to ensure they function properly. Spring brings heavy rainfall to many areas of the country, making it an important time of the year to clean out your gutters. Here are a few maintenance tips:
Regularly Clean Your Gutters
Don’t underestimate how problematic clogged gutters can be. Left unattended, water spilling out of clogged gutters can cause damage to many parts of your home. Issues that might arise include:
- Overflowing rainwater – Your gutters’ primary purpose is to divert water away from your roof and foundation. If water spills onto your concrete pavement or garden soil, it might cause the soil surrounding your foundation to swell. When the moisture dries up, the soil might start to shrink, creating a chasm that can shift your home’s foundation.
- Pests – Decaying leaves and other organic debris can attract all kinds of pests.
- Sagging gutters – Under the combined weight of accumulated debris and rainwater, sections of your gutters might start to sag—some sections might even start to pull apart at the seams, creating leaks.
Gutter Protection System
Don’t have the time to clean your gutters? Gutter covers can reduce your gutter system’s maintenance needs by preventing leaves and other debris from entering and clogging your gutters.
Schedule Routine Gutter Inspections
Of course, even with routine maintenance, you can never rule out the risk of leaks. That’s why gutter inspections are essential. Make sure to only hire experienced roofers to conduct gutter inspections or install gutters. Less experienced contractors are more likely to miss the warning signs of gutter damage or make installation errors after all.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area? Royal Roofing Construction, a company with over 30 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional commercial and residential roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (714) 680-0015 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Santa Ana, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.