5 Steps To Ensure Your Gutters Are Ready For Summer Storms

Summer can often bring about violent storms and ensuring that your gutters are prepared for the conditions is an important part of being a homeowner. With high winds, heavy rain, and occasional hail your gutters need to be in good shape to withstand the summer storms. Ensure that your gutters are prepared with these 5 steps.

1. Inspect For Any Obvious Damage

If it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned or checked your gutters there may be some obvious damage that can be seen from the yard or with a little closer look. Inspect your gutters from below and also with a ladder up close to see if you notice any immediate damage. Ensure that your gutters are not leaking or rusted. Also ensure that your gutters are not sagging and are firmly attached to your home. Any obvious damage should be inspected and handled as soon as possible to prevent any further costly repairs.

2. Clean Debris Out Of Gutters

Gutters can get clogged up with debris no matter what season it is. Start by cleaning out your gutters thoroughly or hiring a professional to clean them for you. Sticks, leaves, dirt, animals, and other things can prevent water from flowing through your gutters properly. Ensuring that your gutters are not clogged will help the rain to flow easily through your gutters during summer storms.

3. Check For Standing Water In Gutters

Checking for standing water in gutters is important. Ensuring that water can flow through smoothly is very important when it comes to the harsh summer storms. Use a water test to check your gutters for standing water. Use your hose or a small bucket of water and pour it down your gutters to ensure that there is no debris or problems with the flow of the water. If you find that water is standing or moving slowly you may have a problem with the slope of your downspouts and should call a professional to get that inspected and fixed.

4. Check Downspouts

Downspouts can often get clogged with debris and effect the flow of water in the gutters. Summer is a perfect time to get the hose out and spray the insides of your downspouts. Start by disconnecting the downspouts to any underground pipes. Then begin to hose them out ensuring that the water flows all the way through. This will ensure that there is no debris clogged in there and ensure that your home will be able to withstand summer storms.

5. Inspect Seams, Joints, And Ends

Leaking gutters are not going to be able to withstand all of the water a summer storm brings. Leaking gutters will only get worse as the summer storms hit and will ultimately lead to even more costly repairs. The water that is leaked through the gutters builds up in places around your home such as your driveway, yard, and walk ways. Water around your home can lead to water seeping into your home and causing even more costly damage. Inspect your gutters for holes, gaps, or cracked sealant. If you find any problems or suspect you might have call a professional to come inspect and fix the problem for you ensuring that your yard and home will be safe through summer storms.

Ensuring that your gutters are ready for summer is important. Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors and go on vacations, not spend money on costly repairs caused by damaged gutters. Don’t let the summer storms get the best of your home or your wallet. Take the steps needed now to ensure your home will be ready for summer and the storms to come. The Gutter Pros can help to ensure that your gutters are in the best shape to protect your home this summer.

Call the Gutter Pros for all your gutter needs today at 443-880-4831.

3 Ways To Prepare Your Gutters For Spring

Gutters can receive a lot of damage during the winter months. When the weather begins to warm up is the perfect time to take necessary steps to ensuring the quality of your home’s gutters. There are some steps that can be taken to make sure that your gutters are fully ready for the spring season.

  1. Clean Debris

The first way to prepare your gutters for spring is to thoroughly clean them. Getting rid of the debris in your gutter is the first step. Debris in the gutters can cause many long-term problems and cleaning out the debris when changing seasons is a good way to prevent more serious problems that may occur. Once the debris is removed then you can begin washing, cleaning, and inspecting the rest of the gutters.

  1. Check Roof and Gutters for Damage

Once all the debris has been cleaned and the gutters are easier to look at take some time to check the condition of your gutters. Look and make sure that there are no cracks, leaks, or any other kind of damage that may need to get repaired. If you come across any major damage hire a professional to get your gutters back in tip top shape. While inspecting your gutters also take the time to check your roof for damage. If you’re not sure what you are looking for or how to check for damage call a professional to do an inspection for you.

  1. Install a Gutter Guard

The end of the winter and beginning of spring is a great time to get your gutters ready for the seasons that are to come. Gutter guards are helpful when it comes to maintenance. They cut down on the amount of work that needs to be done and also helps to protect your gutters from damage. Gutter guards do a good job of keeping debris out of the gutters and reducing the wear and tear that all gutters experience.

 

Preparing your gutters for spring is a good way to take care of any damage the winter left on your gutters and ensure that your home is ready to take on the next season. Simple steps can be done to ensure your gutters are healthy. Companies such as The Gutter Pros have hired and trained professionals that can help with any gutter damage, gutter guard installation, or inspection that your home may be needing.

 

Give the Gutter Pros a call today at 443-880- 4831.  

5 Ways to Prepare Your Gutters For Winter

Winter Gutters

1) Clean Leaves and Debris Out of Gutters

Over time leaves and other debris may fall and begin to clog your gutters. This may seem small, but over time can create bigger issues such as soil erosion, basement flooding, landscape damage and the possibility of mosquito infestation. In order to prepare your gutters for the winter start by cleaning out all of the debris clogging your gutters.

2) Inspect Gutters for Any General Wear and Tear

Once the gutters are cleared the next step is to conduct a general inspection. Take the time to make sure that the gutters do not have any cracks and are ready for the winter months ahead. On top of this also check the joints and check to see if any of the fasteners are loose or missing. If you find any issues with your gutters be sure to attend to them immediately before they grow into bigger issues. 

3) Realign Gutters

The next step is to be sure that the gutter is properly aligned. When the gutter is not aligned as it should be it causes standing water to stay in the gutters. In the winter months, this can turn into ice and cause major problems for your gutters in the future.

4) Add Gutter Guards

Another way to be sure your gutters are prepared for winter is to add a gutter guard. Gutter guards are a good way to keep debris from clogging your gutters. Gutter guards can save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run.

5) Wash Gutters and Clear Downspouts

This is a good last step to check all the work you have done. Take a hose and spray water down your downspouts clearing any excess debris that may have been missed. Check to make sure the water is hitting the ground six to eight feet away from the house. Take this time to also give the rest of your gutters a good wash. This will thoroughly prepare your gutters for the winter season to come.


Getting your gutters ready for the winter is a time-consuming task. Companies such as The Gutter Pros have qualified professionals that will repair or even install gutters. The Gutter Pros also offer services such as gutter cleaning and installation of a gutter guard. If you want to get your home ready for winter, but don’t have the time or proper tools to give your gutters the attention they need then call The Gutter Pros and let them take care of it for you. 

Contact The Gutter Pros today at 443-880-4831.