Fall in Massachusetts is the time of year for yard cleanups, garage cleanouts, and general exterior home maintenance before winter strikes. Thanks to falling leaves and impending snow, your home’s gutters cannot be forgotten during this season. Allowing your gutters to be weighed down by snow and leaves or ignoring existing damage to the structures will lead to serious damage to other parts of your home, including the roof, siding, and foundation. The benefits of maintaining an effective gutter & drainage system far outweigh the risks of neglecting them!
Gutter Cleaning or New Gutters?
When You Need a Gutter Cleaning
If your gutters are simply clogged with leaves & debris, this is a sign that they need a professional cleaning. Leaving debris to sit for too long will lead to clogs that affect proper drainage. Improper drainage will lead to leaks in other parts of your home’s structure, which will cost you more in repairs than just getting your gutters cleaned! Along with leads, accumulating debris could also lead to rot that will seep over to your roof or siding. Professional grade gutters with advanced leaf guarding technology will prevent leaves from entering in the first place and are worth talking to your gutter company about.
When You Need New Gutters
If your gutters are visibly damaged, they are in need of a repair or possible replacement. Damage could mean your gutters are separated from the roof, warping, or that a drainpipe has fallen out of place. Your gutters should be securely attached to the edge of your roof in all places, and your drainpipes should be directing drainage away from the home. Damage to your drainage & gutter system causes issues that will lead to water damage to more areas of your home. Misplaced water could make it all the way into your basement or siding! New gutters are available in an array of materials that will stand up to weather conditions and aesthetically compliment your home.
Should You Hire a Professional?
Gutter maintenance is always a project best left to the professionals. A team of experts can get the job done quickly & safely, while you might not be used to climbing ladders and could risk a fall. Doing the project yourself might also result in mistakes that will cost you in terms of functionality. Along with years of experience, professional gutter companies have access to the best products, including seamless gutters that are custom-fitted to your roof. Gutter professionals typically offer a product warranty, as well as a warranty on their workmanship.
To speak with an experienced team of gutter professionals in the Northshore, MA area, contact Reynolds Gutters today.