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Tips for Gutter Maintenance

When was the last time you thought about your home’s gutters? It’s probably been a while, maybe since the holidays when you were taking the lights down. While you may not have known it, your gutters are incredibly important for your home, and they need a little bit more time and care paid to them.

Why should I care about my gutters?

The first part of understanding this is understanding why your gutters are such a crucial part of your home. You might think of your gutters as an architectural flair, or maybe you think they’re outright useless. However, your gutters play an important role in protecting your home’s foundation and structural integrity.

If you allow your gutters to go without maintenance, leaves, sticks, and other debris will clog your gutters, preventing water to flow freely from your roof to the ground. Instead, the water will be forced to flow down the side of the house causing mold growth, water damage, and deterioration of your home.

How often should I schedule maintenance?

To avoid this, we recommend regular gutter cleanings and maintenance. Ideally, you should have your gutters cleaned at the end of every spring and every fall season. However, if there’s a particularly windy day or heavy storm, you should check to make sure your gutters are not clogged.

Another way to prevent clogs is by installing mesh gutter covers. The mesh covers will allow water to enter the gutters and flow freely while blocking any debris from entering and clogging the pathways.

To learn more about your gutters, why they’re important, and what you can do to protect them, visit our website or contact our team for more information. You can give us a call at (805) 519-8099 during works hours and we would be happy to assist you!

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