Gutters are essential in keeping your siding, roof and other parts of your home’s exterior free from damage. To keep your gutter system in good shape, you must have it cleaned and maintained regularly. It’s always a good idea to include this task in your spring cleaning checklist.
Get a Professional Inspection
Gutters that haven’t been cleaned during the previous seasons are likely damaged from ice damming, rust, debris or wear and tear. Having your gutters regularly inspected and cleaned can help detect minor issues before they turn into significant damage. Keep in mind that professionals won’t be able to perform repair if the gutters are leaking or rusted.
Everything is in full bloom in spring, meaning fallen leaves, branches, seeds and other debris are more likely to get into your gutters. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow onto your siding and back up to the roof. When left unaddressed, this can result in water damage not only on your home’s exterior but also on the foundation. Different kinds of animals and pests can also be attracted to your gutters if they have clogs. Prevent this problem by having your gutters cleaned routinely.
When Is It Time to Get a Replacement?
When cleaning your gutters or repairs isn’t enough to restore their appearance, it may be time to get new ones. It would also pay to invest in a gutter protection system so you don’t have to clean the system as much. Just make sure to hire an experienced installer for your gutter replacement to ensure the system stays beautiful and lasts for decades.
At Krech Exteriors, we’re here to help with all your exterior improvement needs. We install high-quality siding, roofing and gutters. Call us at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We work with homeowners in Minneapolis.