Gutters are one of the most often forgotten maintenance areas of a home, yet are one of the most important. Faulty, overflowing gutters can lead to damaged insulation (lower energy efficiency), damaged structural lumber, termite infestations, excessive mold, and unhealthy landscaping. Emmons Roofing & Siding can provide a quality gutter replacement or repair your damaged gutters.
The best way to ensure you won’t be needing a gutter replacement is to install a quality gutter system to begin with. Be sure to hire an expert home improvement contractor that stands by their work. Otherwise, there is simple maintenance you can perform on your gutters to keep them working properly. The first, and simplest thing to do is inspect them. Don’t have a ladder tall enough? No problem. Get as close as you can and look around your whole house for sagging sections and nails that may be popping out. This is a good indication that you have excess debris sitting in the gutters. If that’s the case you need to clean them out as soon as possible.
Regularly Clean Your Gutters
At least once a year you should check your gutters are clear from debris. Most contractors use high-pressure sprays to clean gutter systems, which can damage your gutters. We inspect all gutters and downspouts and then remove debris by hand to ensure your gutters are left clean but undamaged.
An alternative to gutter cleaning would be to install gutter guards. Gutter guards fit over the entire gutter, allowing water to pass through freely yet preventing debris from clogging the gutters.
Gutter Replacement Experts
If you are experiencing any leaking, sagging, or other visible issues with your gutters it might be time for a gutter replacement. Contact Emmons today to have your gutters inspected to determine if you need to repair or replace your damaged gutters.