What Type Of Maintenance Do Gutters Require?

Dec 30, 2020 | Gutters Maintenance

No matter which type of gutter system you use, you need to ensure it is regularly maintained so the roof’s structure, which is under the shingles, does not rot. Keep reading to know type of maintenance do gutters require.

Leaves and debris which fall into the gutter lines need to be removed regularly. The bunch of leaves can get stuck at the downspout and plug it up. This can lead to rust and corrosion due to water clog, eventually destroying your gutters.

You will see a waterfall effect at the gutter’s downspout, which happens when there is leaf buildup in the line.

How Can Gutter Guards Help You?

If you’re a do-it-yourself expert, you can install gutter guards on your own. You will need tools, time, the knowledge for this. But if you do not have the time to do it yourself, you can hire a contractor to do the job.

The biggest hurdle homeowners face to doing this task themselves is that most homeowners do not have the right ladder. The ladder you need should save your gutters from being crushed. Assuming you have the right ladder, you now need to install the guard you want to have. Remember that most guards are made of a wire mesh snap in place and open with hinges. These are some easy steps to put in place.

How Do You Clean Ice Dams?

During winters, you can see ice dams occurring on the edge of your roof. Hence repairing is a must. But the problem is that when ice dams return next winters, chances are the insulation between your roof and the home’s heated area is damaged. This indicates that there is not enough insulation to trap the heat inside and melt the snow on the roof. Another issue could be that there is an obstruction in the gutter. Hence it is recommended you have a roofing contractor inspect your attic, channels, and roof.

If you are looking to have your gutters and roofing checked and fixed, Kraft Roofing and Construction is available at our service. Call us at 281-816-7101 for a quick checkup and let you know what type of maintenance do gutters require.​