Even the highest quality gutter systems will not be invulnerable to damage, especially if they aren’t regularly maintained. Like most of your home’s exterior components, your gutters will require periodic maintenance to avoid falling into disrepair. Here are three simple steps which you can take to prevent unnecessary damage to your gutters.
1. Clean Them Regularly
This may seem super obvious, but you would be surprised to know how many homeowners fail to clean their gutters on a regular basis. Over time, the water that passes through your gutters will bring with it all sorts of debris that can collect around seams and corners, eventually causing a backup that can then lead to your gutters separating from the side of your home and even damaging your roof.
2. Trim Overhanging Branches
As mentioned above, an accumulation of organic matter like leaves and twigs will inevitably lead to clogging which puts a tremendous amount of stress on your gutters. To prevent this from happening, be sure to trim any branches that are too close to your roof, or hire a professional roofing contractor to do it for you.
3. Install Gutter Guards
If you simply do not have the time to regularly clean your gutters, you should consider installing gutter guards. Gutter guards will prevent anything other than water from passing through your drainage system and will significantly reduce the amount of maintenance needed to keep your gutters in good shape.
Whether you are in need of storm damage roof repair or somebody to install brand new gutters, turn to Christian Brothers Roofing. We are a family-owned roofing company with a strong focus on customer service and top-notch workmanship. For all your home exterior needs, be sure to give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment.