When it comes to keeping the exterior of your home looking its best, one area that homeowners can often overlook is your gutters. When your gutters get clogged with leaves, branches, or other debris, the excess water overflows and seeps into your home and roof’s foundations, causing significant damage. Taking the time to inspect, clean, and protect your gutters will help protect your roof over the long run will help ease some of the strain. Sticking to a regular maintenance routine for your gutters significantly helps keep this goal intact for the long term. Here are some of KPI Jr. Exteriors, LLC’s essential gutter maintenance tips:
Get In There and Clear Them Out
Throughout the year, your gutters experience all manner of debris from the surrounding environment. Every few months, take a closer look at your gutters and if there is an increased presence of debris, clean it out. Removing leaves, branches, and any other materials that found their way into your gutters will help keep the rainwater flowing.
Don’t Forget the Downspouts!
While clearing the debris from your gutters is an excellent place to start, some of that debris could have made it into the downspout if you haven’t been diligent about it beforehand. If the waste is allowed to collect and continue to grow inside your downspout, the worse the eventual clog becomes.
Visually Inspect Your Gutters
The constant exposure to water, the sun, and other elements place much stress on your gutters. Over time, the wear and tear become too much for your gutters, and they may start to fail before their expected lifespan. Taking the time to walk around your home and inspect your gutters for visible signs of damage can help you quickly identify areas of concern. Look for clear signs of weather damage, rust, and corrosion.
Install Gutter Guards
Finding methods to keep materials out of your gutters can help reduce how often you have to clean them. One of the most effective ways to counteract debris collecting in your gutters comes in the form of gutter guards. These guards act as the first line of defense against any leaves, twigs, or anything else that might find their way into your seamless gutters.
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