Prevention is always better than cure, and the best ways to prevent gutter damage are regular cleaning and maintenance. Here are some specific tips on how you can avoid each of the major issues.
It’s normal for some debris to flow through the gutters. However, it can turn bad when debris gets stuck, builds up and clogs your gutter system. Over time, this dirt buildup can become too much, especially when water starts rushing through the gutter. This will put pressure on the gutters and cause them to expand, which can also damage your roof.
You can avoid costly roof replacement by simply installing gutter guards. These will keep the leaves and debris out while allowing the water to flow. Also, make sure to clean your gutters every month so that dirt and debris won’t accumulate.
Overflowing usually occurs when there’s too much water, but sometimes it can be due to poor quality. Get to know the contractors you’re hiring so that you won’t fall victim to shoddy workmanship. But if overflowing happens every time it rains hard, you might want to have the pitch of your roof checked and find out if it can be adjusted. Carry out necessary roof repair immediately.
Hail can easily puncture the gutters if they’re made of flimsy materials. That’s why experts suggest installing thick metallic gutters if you live in a region that often experiences hailstorms. Also, check your gutters on a regular basis. During the pre-hail season, do a thorough inspection, and make sure the brackets and other components are in good condition. Have a look at your roofing, too, and ensure there are no loose shingles.
BSR has a solid reputation for quality workmanship and excellent customer service. With our dedication to providing value for your hard-earned money, we ensure that our exterior services meet industry standards. Call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Ithaca, NY.