The clear spring weather gives homeowners plenty of opportunities to finally get some roof replacement, repairs and maintenance underway, as well as other timely springtime chores. One of the most important yet often overlooked tasks is gutter cleaning. Despite their simple and unassuming appearance, gutters actually fill an important role in keeping your roof and the rest of your home safe from water damage.
Gutter cleaning, however, is so much more than simply clearing away muck and debris that have gotten lodged in the troughs. Here are a few more gutter maintenance tips from our experts at WaynCo Roofing, LLC to help you with this essential part of spring cleaning.
Gutter replacement can be a part of your roof insurance claim in case they become damaged, however, many providers require regular maintenance and inspection to ensure that they are kept in good shape at all times. Aside from being a requirement for coverage, routine maintenance will also help protect your home by ensuring that your gutters are not clogged up and free of any cracks, holes and other types of damage.
Keep Greenery Trimmed
Nearby trees and shrubs are notorious for depositing large amounts of fallen leaves that often end up obstructing gutters and downspouts. The shade that trees can cast can also promote the spread and growth of mold and mildew, especially in the high-moisture environment of gutters. Add branch trimming to this year’s spring cleaning list to avoid any further clogging problems.
Replacement Versus Repairs
Like all parts of your home, gutters do not last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. Most homeowners take care of getting new gutters at the same time that they’re getting their roofs replaced. If your gutters and downspouts need frequent repairs, it may also be necessary to replace them altogether. So next time you’re searching for metal roofing cost estimates, ask your contractor to add in some brand-new gutters in the totals.
At WaynCo Roofing, LLC, our professionals can help keep your gutters cleaned and free of any obstruction. Give us a call at (704) 814-9566 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection or request a free estimate on gutter replacements today.