Good gutter maintenance is vital to the overall health of your home. Your gutters are responsible for moving water away from your home, helping to prevent water damage to your roof, walls, foundation and other important structural components of your home. Maintaining your gutters properly not only helps extend the life of your gutters but can also help keep the rest of your home in good repair. Our gutter repair team in Peachtree City has plenty of experience working on gutters around Georgia, so we’ve put together some helpful tips for better gutter maintenance.
How to Care for Your Gutters
Clean them often.
Gutter work best when they are clean. Lots of debris can build up inside of your gutters; dirt, mud, grit from your roof, leaves, and seeds are all likely to be found inside. For the most part, the water will wash these things away, but you’ll need to clean out anything that doesn’t get swept away in the rain. We recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year. Because this can be a dangerous task, though, you may be better off calling a professional for help. You can also avoid the hassle of cleaning by installing gutter guards.
Inspect them regularly.
We’ve recommended inspecting your roof yourself at least once a season. When you are doing this, add your gutters to your inspection list. Look them over for cracks, dents, or other signs of damage that could prevent them from working properly. If you see signs of damage, contact a gutter repair team right away. Allowing damaged gutters to remain in place can have a negative damage on their functionality and put your home at risk.
Remove any debris after a storm.
Gutters are most prone to damage from debris such as tree limbs falling onto them. This is common during our stormy season. After a big storm blows through, take a few minutes to remove any loose debris that may have fallen in or near your gutters. This can help reduce the chances of damage occurring or spreading.
Build up drainage against your home.
Your gutters are just one part of the water protection system on your home. If they can’t drain the water away from your property properly, they aren’t going to do you any good. Help your gutters out by building up the drainage around your home. Add gravel or mulch up against your home and have it gently slope away from the foundation. This will help channel the water coming out of your downspouts away from your home and out towards the street.
Get repairs done quickly.
During your inspections or after a storm, if you do see damage to your gutters, contact a gutter repair team right away. It can be tempting to let minor gutter repairs go unattended for a time, but this could be putting your home at risk of water damage. Most repairs can be done inexpensively, especially for minor repairs, so the sooner you call the less money you might have to spend.
Our Gutter Repair Team Can Help
Whether you need help with seamless gutter installation, gutter maintenance, or gutter repairs, the Falcon Exteriors team is here for you. Our experienced team can handle any of the gutter, roofing, or siding work that you need completed on your Peachtree City home. Get in contact with us today and talk to us about your gutter needs. We’ll provide you with a free estimate on the gutter work that you need and then get to work on it right away! You can call us or contact us through our website for your free estimate today.