Usually, gutters built professionally are strong enough to resist several storms throughout the year. Steps such as regular cleaning may help prevent damage. Even yet, there are outside forces at play. For example, a wind gust could blow a limb straight at your gutters, breaking the material on impact. Or the water flow could loosen a gutter seam. The damage likely has a quick fix if you catch it early during regular inspections. Still, knowing what to do is crucial if your gutters require more extensive repairs.
If storm damage has necessitated the installation of gutters, contact a qualified company to provide a reasonable estimate and timeframe. You can identify issues if you heed our recommendations on typical gutter storm damage. Some of the following steps can be taken to ensure the protection of gutters from damage:
Keep your Gutters and Downspouts Ready
The gutters might be overloaded with leaves and trash that could make them overflow later. And nobody would want water to back up on the roof or spill around. Make sure to clean the gutters regularly to prevent so. Getting a heating system installed could be of great help as it will ensure to melt the snowfall and ice and let it go instead of accumulating in the house.
Trimming Trees and Removing Debris
To protect your home, you should ensure that unnecessary things that could damage the house are taken care of. For instance, outgrown tree branches may lie on your roof and damage your windows during a windstorm. Small trees and plants should also be kept away. It is important to look at how you store things before they can again damage something that could’ve been avoided. Consider how large items, such as patio furniture, are either stored or secured if you wish to protect your home. Secure your smaller shrubs to prevent them from falling on your roof or windows.
Ensuring Regular Cleaning of Gutters
It is advised by the gutter companies to regularly clean your gutters to prevent future mishaps. However, if your house is located somewhere where there are a lot of trees, you should be cleaning your gutters more than usual. Even with gutter guards and other proactive gutter protection measures, the greatest rain gutter installation can be damaged if not properly maintained. Although cleaning your gutters may seem difficult, it can prevent thousands of dollars from being spent on storm-related damage.
Even if you spend money on the best rain gutter available, you still need to maintain them. It’s always important to practice good gutter maintenance because clogged gutters can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage to the rest of your house. Contact Reynolds Gutters for your free estimate and see if we can help prevent further damages from recent storm weather!