There are several home maintenance tasks that every homeowner should complete at least once a year. There are also several tasks that should be completed twice per year for optimal performance. One of those twice-yearly tasks includes cleaning your gutters and making and necessary repairs.
Your gutters are one of the most important features of your roofing system. They direct water flow away from the house during rainstorms and can help manage ice flow when it leaves your roof. Your gutters protect the foundation of your home from water damage and will also help keep your exterior walls cleaner and free from water damage as well.
Gutters should be cleaned of debris and rinsed thoroughly twice a year and checked for defects. Some of the damage that you may find to gutters include:
Fasteners loose or broken. These fasteners are what attach the gutters to the roof and may dislodge due to age or weight from debris or ice buildup.
Cracks in the seams. Cracks may occur over time due to the age of the gutters or due to jam ups of debris in the system. Cracks are often common around the connection areas,
Broken connections. Over time or because of the materials used, gutter connections can break or become loose.
Rust spots. Older systems can rust because the weather treatments have been removed from the material or the materials used were never properly treated. Older systems are most prone to this problem.
Clogged downspouts. Downspouts that have not been properly cleaned can back up the entire system and cause damage.
One of the easiest ways to tell if your gutter system needs cleaning is that water flows over the edge when it rains. This indicates that the canals are full of debris or the downspout is blocked. Another thing that indicates a problem is water flowing from any area of the gutters. Your gutters should not allow any water to leave except through the down spout.
If you need to have your gutters cleaned, inspected, or repaired, you are encouraged to call a professional contractor. Your contractor can perform these tasks and make any necessary repairs in a quick and cost efficient manner.
Certified Roofing and Gutters is one of the oldest, most trusted roof, gutter, tree, and construction expert in the greater Atlanta area (visit our sister company at certifiedtreeremovalservices.com). As a roofing specialist, we have been doing this work for a long time now because we:
So, if you have any of these issues – an older or damaged roof that needs to be replaced, storm damage, hail damage, or fallen tree damage, a roof leak, gutters that are not working properly, old or damaged windows, or have water damage due to any of these issues – then you need to reach out to us..
Whether your project is residential or commercial, we have roof and gutter construction options for you.
We will save you a lot of money because we will work with you and your insurance company to make sure we are doing what is best for you and your home. We also provide very affordable pricing for any job, even when it is an emergency situation. Many times, a repair makes sense and can save you a LOT of money. If you do not think you you are getting honest advice about what is best for you and your structure, give us a call, maybe we can save you that time and expense.
So give us a call or shoot us an email. We will work with your schedule to meet with you after hours or on weekends. It might be time for you to get a free, no obligation roof inspection by one of our certified roofing specialists.