Even if it doesn’t feel like it, spring has sprung, and that means one thing – spring cleaning. You’re probably already planning on dusting your entire home and wiping down the outdoor furniture for future BBQs, but we’re here to remind you not to forget to write one task on your to-do list. Remember to take care of your gutters, too! Spring gutter cleaning is just as important as getting the rest of your home ready for the warmer weather.
Clean Them Out
The biggest problem homeowners experience with gutters is clogging. When leaves and debris build up in your gutters, water has nowhere to go but back onto your roof or down the side of your home. Since this can cause major water damage, make sure to rid your gutters of any debris that is caught in them. Take a scoop or leaf blower to your gutters to remove leaves and twigs, and use a hose to flush out remaining gunk.
Check The Fascia
Inspect your fascia to make sure it is still in good condition. If you find yourself constantly respiking your gutters or notice that they keeping pulling away from your home, you probably have fascia problems. You’ll want to fix this right away to avoid damage to your home.
Look for Other Damage
Gutters with cracks are about as useful as buckets with holes. Branches and twigs can cause holes in your gutters, while pooling water can cause them to crack and sag. Caulk holes and cracks, and replace pieces that are damaged beyond repair.
A lot of gutter problems stem from debris clogging your gutters and downspouts. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to prevent that gunk from getting in your gutters in the first place? Well, there is! Keystone Gutter Helmet’s patented gutter protection system keeps debris out of your gutters, so water can drain freely away from your home. Call us at 610-372-4383 to get your gutter helmet system today!