Best Gutter Maintenance Tips & When to Replace
Damaged gutters not only look unappealing, but they can actually threaten your home’s foundation and landscaping. The costs can quickly snowball out of control if not taken care of.
Here are some tips on when to replace your gutters and how to maintain them to protect your investment for peace of mind for years to come.
SIGNS IT’S TIME TO REPLACE
There are several things to look out for when you are doing your bi-annual cleaning to determine if you have normal wear and tear or if it is time to schedule a replacement.
- Gutters sag or have begun to pull away from the house.
- Pools of water or signs of mildew around your home’s foundation or basement.
- Visible erosion in your landscaping
- Paint peeling on or around your gutters
MAINTAINING YOUR NEW GUTTERS
After you have made the decision to invest in new gutters, you want to take a few steps to ensure they are properly maintained.
First, we recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year – in the spring and fall. You will also want to secure any fasteners that come loose and re-seal end caps as needed. Adding leaf guards or caps is another great way to extend the life of your gutters.
Lastly, direct water runoff away from your home to protect your soil and foundation. If you believe it may be time to replace your gutters, give us a call or go online today to schedule your free in-home estimate. We look forward to helping you protect your home!