avoid gutter damage

avoid gutter damage

Gutters are a necessary feature of your home. If not properly looked after they will become damaged and cost a fortune to fix. We run through a list of tips to avoid gutter damage.

 Tips to avoid gutter damage

Clean your gutters

When it comes to protecting your gutters against damage, regular cleaning is the best way to go.  This can be a difficult and unsafe household chore, so to avoid gutter damage, or damage to yourself call in the professionals once every three months and get your roofs looked after!

Check your gutters/gutter guards are properly installed

While people are trying to avoid gutter damage with regular cleaning and inspections, sometimes they don’t realize that their gutters weren’t installed properly and that is the reason why their gutters are falling into disrepair.

The best way to avoid your gutters being installed badly is to have them professionally installed. For existing gutters, have them checked next time you have them professionally cleaned.

What Causes Damage to Gutter Systems?

Damage to gutter systems is caused by a buildup of debris such as leaves, twigs, dirt and pine-cones that settle in the trough of your gutters and block them. Blocked gutters build up in weights and can crack and break causing them to leak and damage your home.

How to Avoid Accumulation of Debris in Your Gutters

The build-up of debris in a gutter system is inevitable but regular checking them and removing the debris will avoid gutter damage. We recommend you clean your gutters at least once every three months.

How to Clean Your Gutters

Hiring a professional cleaning is the BEST way to ensure the job of cleaning your gutters is done properly and safely.

If you would like any more information on cleaning your gutters, fixing existing damage, or our gutter guard systems, please, contact us.

 

Written by Heidi Cridland