Here’s Why You Need A Summer Gutter Cleaning

Summer Gutter Clearing

Summer doesn’t seem like the time to be thinking about cleaning or repairing your gutters, but here are a few things to consider.

Spring Is The Rainy Season

By the end of spring, your gutters are sure to be clogged with dirt, debris, leaves or limbs that have fallen on your roof. Summer gutter cleaning is an essential preventative maintenance for your home.

Guard Against Summer Storms

Summer storms and extreme weather can cause major problems with your gutters.  Frequent showers and heavy winds bring debris and possible gutter damage.  Cleaning your gutters can be an excellent way to maintain a healthy gutter system.

Preparing for fall

Cleaning and maintaining your gutters in summer is the best way to prepare your home for fall. When the leaves start falling, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your home is well-prepared for the added weight that will be deposited into your gutters.

Remember that prevention methods cost a lot less than repairs.  Don’t wait until gutter clogs cause damage to your home.  The Gutter Pros can help you with gutter cleaning and repairs.  We also specialize in seemless gutter installation by trained professionals.  We are fully insured and offer onsite FREE estimates.

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.

When Should You Call A Professional

1. Clogged Gutters

Leaves, twigs and other kinds of debris can clog a gutter and downspout. This could lead to water getting stuck in the gutter without being able to flow out, which leads to an overflow of water. This can lead to water damage and erosion.

2. Sagging Gutters and Gutters Pulling Away

Gutters sag when the hardware that fastens it to the fascia have deteriorated, or they’re spaced out too far apart unable to take the weight of the full gutter. The weight of the debris can cause the gutter to break or pull away from the fascia and eventually damage the foundation. When such a problem occurs, new hangers and fasteners need to be installed.

3. Leaks and Holes

Small and large leaks can be found in the gutter. The small leaks can be repaired with gutter sealant, while the larger ones can be covered with a patch. However, it is wise to seek the help of a professional gutter repair service for fixing leaks and holes.

4. Improperly Pitched Gutters

In order for the water to flow properly, the gutters need to be pitched toward the downspouts. A gutter must have at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet, otherwise, the water will get stuck in the gutter and lead to other problems. The problem can be solved by taking either all or part of the gutter down and then hanging it back to the correct pitch.

5. Downspouts Draining Too Close to the House

The water from the downspout needs to be carried several feet away from the house. If it is too close to the house, the water will seep under the foundation and can damage it