Spring is always a good season to catch up with your home maintenance tasks. But while you may be dealing with a long to-do list, don’t forget to give your gutters the attention they need. ReNew Home Designs, a trusted roof company, shares some tips on how you can maintain your gutter system during the springtime.
Importance of Gutter Cleaning
Gutter cleaning is an essential task that you should never forget during spring. Here are some of the benefits that you can derive from cleaning your gutters:
Prevent clogging – By keeping the debris out and preventing buildup in your gutters, you can count on your gutter system to function properly and drain water efficiently. Furthermore, this prevents standing water inside your gutters, which can put extra pressure on your gutters and cause damage.
Prevent mold growth – When leaves and twigs accumulate in your gutters, this causes blockages that prevent water from being delivered to an appropriate area. This results in standing water, which could potentially make your gutters a breeding ground for mold.
Prevent pest infestations – If your gutters are clogged with leaves, small branches, and other organic matter, insects like ants, wasps, and squirrels might find your gutters an attractive place for nesting.
Problems to Look Out for
Roofing contractors and gutter specialists typically watch out for various forms of gutter damage such as:
Sagging – This is often due to clogging and the extra weight from the standing water that gutters carry.
Cracks – This is also commonly caused by blockages in the gutter system.
Damaged or missing fasteners – The extra strain on the gutters caused by standing water may loosen the fasteners.
Corrosion – Being exposed to moisture for long periods can rust the seams of the gutters.
Make sure to fix these problems as soon as possible so that you can avoid larger and costlier repairs in the future.
ReNew Home Designs provides an array of services including roofing replacement, siding installation, and window replacement. We carry out home improvement projects with the highest standards in mind, so you can expect to receive quality craftsmanship. Call us at (410) 415-1395 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Columbia and Annapolis, MD.