Your gutters form part of your roof’s first line of defense against moisture damage. That’s why it’s important to keep your roof’s gutter system free of clogs. Unfortunately, some homeowners just don’t have the time for gutter maintenance, which some find tedious.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can simplify gutter maintenance and prevent having to call a gutter professional.
Trim Overgrown Tree Limbs
Occasionally trim overhanging tree branches will make sure leaves and twigs don’t fall into your gutters and clog them. If organic debris accumulates inside your gutters, it can keep rainwater from flowing to the drains, creating a damp environment that’s conducive for mold formation and the perfect breeding ground for pests.
Install Filters at the Top of Downspouts
It’s not uncommon for downspouts to get clogged as well. For added protection against clogs, you can have filters installed at the top of the downspouts.
Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards reduce your gutters’ maintenance needs by preventing leaves and other kinds of debris from entering and clogging your gutter. Keep in mind that gutter guards can only reduce, not eliminate your gutters’ maintenance needs. No need to worry though; you only need to remove organic debris that has accumulated on top of the gutter covers occasionally. This task is certainly a lot easier than having to remove debris that may have gotten stuck in the gutter joints or downspouts. To ensure your gutter covers do their job properly, only an experienced roofing contractor should handle their installation.
Hire a Gutter Professional
What if you just don’t have the time to clean your gutters? Well, there’s always the option of having a gutter cleaning professional remove the debris.
Looking for experienced roofers in your area? ARCH Exteriors, LLC, a family-owned and -operated company with over a decade of experience, offers professional exterior services, including gutter and roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (877) 214-2831 or fill out this form.