Gutters and downspouts play vital roles in keeping your property beautiful and structurally sound. When they become clogged, water will overflow and damage your home’s foundation over time. A leaky gutter system can also accelerate wood deterioration, causing your fascia boards and windows to succumb to rot. Clogged gutters and downspouts can ruin your landscaping with runoff and increase the chances of ice damming.
As a responsible homeowner, you must make sure your gutter system functions properly enough to keep your roof, siding and the rest of your home in good shape. Pritchett Bros offers suggestions on the best ways to do it:
Clean Them Regularly
Gutter cleaning may be a taxing chore, but it’s necessary. This is especially true when tall trees surround your home. Fallen leaves, twigs and pine needles can get into your gutters and downspouts, and block the passageway of water. If you have a fear of heights or don’t know how to work around a ladder, it’s better to entrust the job to someone capable.
Seamless gutter installation is a home improvement project worth doing. Unlike sectional gutters and downspouts, seamless ones are made from individual pieces of unmarred metal, stretching from one end to the other. They limit the seams to the corners, dramatically minimizing the chances of leakage. Fewer seams mean few ridges, too, giving debris less opportunity to form blockages.
Add Gutter Guards
To reduce the time and money spent on maintenance, a gutter protection system makes an excellent investment. Gutter guards filter out debris while accommodating large amounts of water. As a result, they help keep your gutter system clog-free year after year.
Keep an Eye on Problems
Most importantly, give your gutters and downspouts the care and attention they deserve, when they need it. Don’t procrastinate on necessary repairs because small problems can quickly worsen and become more destructive.
At Pritchett Bros, we take pride in offering the best gutter solutions in Bloomington, IN, and surrounding communities. To talk about your needs and get a free estimate, call us at (812) 213-8665 today.