Gutter Cleaning & Repairing: Tips to Save Money

by / Monday, 24 February 2020 / Published in Gutters

Gutter Cleaning & Repairing: Tips to Save Money

Napa Roofing  Experts Share Gutter Money Saving Tips Ideal for Your Home

Have you ever looked at those narrow pieces that are hanging on the edge of your home? The gutters of your home aren’t just there for decoration; they have very important jobs. They protect your home in ways that you may not even know about. Below are eight ways that your home’s gutters help you.

  • They help stabilize the soil around your house
  • They help avoid problems with your foundation
  • They help prevent basement flooding
  • They help prevent erosion and preserve turf and landscaping
  • Siding damage due to water is prevented
  • Staining on stone and brick masonry due to water is prevented
  • Cracking and settling of patios, driveways, and sidewalks is prevented
  • Garage doors and exterior doors are preserved.

Do Your Gutters Need Repair?

Unfortunately, lack of care can lead to your gutters needing repair. Below are some of the most common signs that you need new gutters on your home.

Splits or Cracks

Even though you may see small gutter cracks and they might not seem like a huge issue, eventually they are going to get bigger. Depending on how rainy or snowy the season is, it can become much bigger quickly. If you don’t fix them, your gutters will become damaged further but it also can damage your house too.

Paint Peeling Around/On Gutters or/and Orange Flecks

Your gutter’s paint is made to withstand the usual amount of wear during the seasons. Unless you have really old gutters, seeing paint peeling or some orange flecks mean that water’s there continuously. It might mean water isn’t getting removed with your gutter or there could be other damage.

Mildew or Water Pools Around the Foundation of Your Home

Your home’s gutters have been made to keep water flowing away from the foundation of your home. If you’re noticing water pooling or mildew close to the foundation of your home, it might mean that your gutters aren’t working the way they should.

How Often Should Gutters be Cleaned?

There isn’t any hard and fast answer to this question. But it’s generally recommended that you clean them twice per year. It’s a good idea to clean them during the late part of the spring and then again in the latter part of summer into early fall.

That being said, if your house is surrounded by pine trees, it’s a good idea to inspect the gutters once per season. The reason is that pine trees are shedding their needles throughout the year.

If you don’t have your gutters cleaned regularly, you may have problems such as:

  • Erosion
  • Problems with your foundation
  • Mold & mildew
  • Damage to your siding
  • Bugs & critters taking up residence
  • Flooding in the basement.

Why Have Professional Gutter Maintenance?

It’s possible that you think that you can replace and clean your gutters yourself. But professional gutter maintenance is a better choice. The benefits of working with a professional company are the insured, licensed, and experienced pros that can help you. Best of all, they always have the right tools for the job, ensuring that a gutter repair is a quick fix and not a major emergency.

Do you think you need your gutters cleaned or replaced? Give us a call and let us tell you what we can do for you. We have the tools for the job, and we can help you protect your home and your investment. Contact Modern Method Roofing today to learn more about your options.

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