Replacing Gutters and Fascia

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When water lands on your roof, it has to go somewhere, which is why the gutters are so important.  They collect and divert the rain to make sure the water won’t damage your roof or the foundation. When they are functioning correctly, Water that falls on the roof, flows through the gutters off the roof and into the ground. However, debris in gutters can clog that flow and cause gutters to stop working and since the inside of your gutters are not easily seen, those obstructions can often go unnoticed.

At the simplest level, keeping a maintenance calendar for your home will ensure that you take care of low interval care like gutter cleaning and inspection at least once a year. With all of the smartphone apps and utilities available, setting up a calendar is not a huge chore. Regardless of how you remind yourself, you will need to get a ladder out and carefully inspect your gutters and downspouts. First and foremost, be safe! Clean debris and look for signs of leaks. Make sure gutters aren’t sagging and trapping water and tighten any gutter hangers or downspout brackets that are loose. Finally, replace any worn or damaged components.

It is important to keep your gutters clean, but sometimes they need to be replaced.  The same is true for the fascia, the boards that back them and offer protection to the end of your rafters.  Make sure your gutters and fascia are properly taken care of and properly replaced.  Call The Gutter Pros at 443-880-4813.

Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget About Your Gutters

Spring is here and that means homeowners everywhere are busy with yard work and home maintenance projects. One of the most important tasks is cleaning your gutters and checking for damage.

A working gutter system protects your home from water damage by draining water from the roof and channeling it away from the house. When the gutters and downspouts are clogged, water can back up.  If that happens, water can damage the roof, fascia, soffits, and siding.

Experts will tell you that regular maintenance will help reduce the need for gutter repairs and replacement. Don’t rely on what you can see from the ground.  It is very hard to tell if debris has built up in your gutters or if your gutter system is damaged and not functioning properly.

If you don’t feel comfortable on a ladder, or don’t know what damage to look for, have a professional take a look.  The Gutter Pros offers free onsite estimates, as well as gutter cleaning and repairs.  Its quick, professional, and a lot easier for you.  Call today at 443-880-4813.

How To Tell When Your Downspouts Aren’t Working

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Water accumulating in the foundation of your home is a sign that your downspouts are not working. This may be caused by clogs or loose downspouts at the point where they meet the top part of the gutter. The issue could also be the result of a defect in the gutter system. These unwanted pools of water can cause foundation damage, soil erosion, and mold. Getting the downspouts repaired can easily prevent this and help you avoid costly and time-consuming replacements in the future.