The gutters are an integral part of every home. After all, it’s the component that protects your roof, siding and your home’s structure from moisture damage by redirecting water away from your home. With that in mind, it’s vital that you maintain your gutters every chance you get, no matter what season of the year it is. Unfortunately, some homeowners are uncertain how to do so.
In this article, roof inspection professionals from 3JM Exteriors, Inc. helps you maintain your gutters every season with these useful tips.
The winter season is one of the most difficult times for home maintenance, especially if you live in an area that sees snow during this time of the year. During the winter season, you need to monitor your gutters for ice damming and icicle formation. This is because the former can cause your gutters to sag and prevent water from escaping while the latter can be hazardous. If you see any ice dams forming on your gutters, make sure to call a professional to clear them as soon as possible as DIYing the process can be hazardous for homeowners.
During the spring season, you’ll need to check on your gutters to see what damage the winter season inflicted on them. Oftentimes, this entails checking for cracks and sags on the entire gutter system. If you manage to spot any, have them repaired immediately.
As the temperatures are a bit more favorable during this time of the year, roofers recommend that you take advantage of the weather to clean your gutters and repair the downspouts. Be sure to remove any debris that can prevent water from draining and if your gutter guards are loose or dented, consider purchasing and installing new ones.
Apart from the winter, fall is another difficult time when it comes to gutter maintenance due to the number of leaves and debris that can accumulate in your gutters. Before the winter season arrives, mount a ladder and remove all debris from the gutter system to prevent clogging and freezing in the long run.
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