Tips for Gutter Maintenance

Keeping your gutters clean is an important part in maintaining your home, especially if you have large trees near your home. However, all gutters, no matter where you live, require some repair from time to time. Here are some tips for gutter maintenance.

Keep Them Clean

tips for gutter maintenanceIn the fall and winter months, it is important to keep your gutters clean from debris such as fallen leaves, acorns, twigs, and the like. Climb up on a ladder with a bucket and some gloves and clean away any debris on your roof or in your gutters. Not only can these materials clog up your gutters and lead to drainage problems, they can hold moisture against your roof and gutters. This can lead to mold, leaks, and rust (if you have galvanized steel gutters).

Know Your Gutters

Different types of gutters age at different rates and sometimes require different maintenance. Vinyl gutters, for example, will fade over time but do not rust, while steel gutters will rust but last much longer. If you don’t know, find out what kind of gutters you have and keep its unique properties in mind.

Watch for Damage

Does it look like your gutters are sagging? Are they dented from hail stones? While some repairs can be done yourself, you might need a professional roofer for serious problems. If the section of your roof where the gutter is attached is rotten, you will need more extensive repair.

Use these tips for gutter maintenance any time you inspect your home and roof system. If you need gutter repair or replacement, call Great Built Roofing & Construction, Inc. at (210) 663-0464 for gutter repair in San Antonio, TX!