Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage by collecting and diverting rainwater away from your home. To ensure your gutters are able to keep carrying out this job, their upkeep should be consistent throughout the year.
To Prevent Premature Wear
Your gutters will naturally reach the end of their lifespan. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can maximize their life expectancy and avoid frequent replacement. If your gutters are joined together at the seams, regularly check these areas for leaks. Look for signs of mold growth as well as this can cause damage to your gutters in the long run.
To Ensure Efficient Flow of Water
If your gutters can’t handle a normal rate of water flow, the pitch of your roof may be too steep. This usually causes excessive runoff from your roofing and a forceful flow of water from the downspouts, which can damage your deck, patio or foundation. In this case, you might want to replace your gutters with bigger ones with higher capacity.
To Avoid Dirt Buildup
The simple task of tidying up your gutters can save you from a costly roof replacement job. When leaves, dirt and other debris accumulate in the gutters, the weight can be too much for the gutters eventually causing damage and clogs.
To Keep Optimal Performance After a Storm
Leaves, twigs and branches are likely to get stuck in your gutters during a storm. Make sure to get rid of all the debris after every storm. This way, they won’t decompose in the gutter and cause ant or termite infestation.
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