Your gutters are an important fixture of your home and is crucial in protecting the entire structure from moisture damage. With that in mind, it’s important that you keep them as well-maintained as possible. While examining your gutters for any damage may seem easy, it actually goes beyond giving them a cursory glance. There is a way to be more thorough when it comes to assessing the state of your gutters.
In this post, siding repair experts from 3JM Exteriors, Inc. discuss the important questions you should ask yourself when assessing the state of your gutters.
Is Water Continuously Overflowing During Storms?
When assessing the state of your gutters, consider looking at it during a rain storm and see if the water is continuously overflowing. If this is the case, your gutters are likely too small to handle the torrent of water and will need to be replaced to prevent it from causing water damage to your home.
Is There Plant Growth Or Animals Nesting?
During your examination, check if there are any plants growing or animals nesting in your gutters. If this is the case, while you gutters may not need any repairs or replacement, they do need a thorough cleaning. Remove the plants and debris that managed to fall on your gutters to prevent future plant growth or animals nesting in the system. If you’re uncertain of doing it on your own, you can always call a professional, such as general contractor 3JM Exteriors, Inc.
Are There Visible Damages Or Is The Gutter Pulling Away?
This is one of the most important questions you should ask yourself when assessing the state of your gutters. Cracks in the gutters can compromise the system’s integrity and will cause the rainwater they catch to leak to the ground. This can cause water to seep beneath your home and cause moisture damage to your foundations. On the other hand, if you notice your gutters pulling away even before the storm, call a professional to replace it as soon as possible. Otherwise, the entire gutter system can come crashing down and even cause damage to your home’s exterior.
To get started on your window replacement project, simply turn to 3JM Exteriors, Inc. We are your number one provider of siding and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (630) 882-2422 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection. We serve homeowners in Naperville, IL, and other nearby areas.