Gutter maintenance is a regular part of any homeowner’s life. The gutters have to be cleaned; they have to be checked; and they have to be cared for. Here is what you should know about gutter maintenance so you can keep your foundation dry and your home looking great.
Great maintenance of the gutters starts with the landscaping. Keep trees trimmed so the branches do not overhang the house. If necessary, pay a professional to trim the trees. This will keep the leaves out of the gutters and will also prevent branches from scraping against your shingles and wearing away the protective granules on your asphalt roof.
The next step for gutter maintenance involves the attic. Call a roofing company in Oklahoma City to inspect your home and check out the attic’s ventilation. Inadequate ventilation in the attic can lead to a higher level of icicles along the eaves of your home, a condition that puts far too much weight on the gutters and may cause them to tear away from the home.
After a storm passes you should check the shingles and the gutters. Look between the gutters and eaves to be sure they are still tight and snug against the house. At the first sign that a gutter is moving away from the home you should call experienced roofers to check the gutters and get them secured again.
The gutters should be cleaned twice a year. They should be checked in the springtime and again in the fall. Be sure to have a helper with you when you clean the gutters, or simply hire a company to handle this chore.
The best thing you can do for gutter maintenance is to install a protective gutter helmet system. There are few options available and most Oklahoma City roofers are able to install them. They will prevent leaves and twigs from clogging the gutters, help to prolong their life, and ensure that they work properly. Their greatest feature is that they will virtually eliminate the need to climb a ladder and clean the gutters.
Robbins Roofing, Inc., is a professional roofing company in Oklahoma City. We can take care of all your roofing needs from simple repairs to fully roof restorations. We can also handle all of your gutter maintenance, repair, and replacement needs. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our services.