Replacing Gutters and Fascia

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May 25, 2018

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.

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