If you want your gutters to last longer, you’ll need to learn how to maintain them properly. You’ve probably already heard more than your fair share of gutter maintenance tips, and most, if not all of them are useful. However, there could also be a possibility that one or two myths about gutter maintenance have also reached you. So, to avoid any confusion on what you should and shouldn’t do, below are the gutter maintenance tips that truly matter.
1. Check for Installation Mistakes
We discussed the most common installation mistakes in the first part of this blog series. It’s important that you learn how to spot them so that you can have them fixed immediately. If you are not aware of the mistakes, you may have to replace your gutters prematurely.
2. Install a Gutter Protection System
In the second part of this blog series, we discussed two of the most common gutter protection devices that you can install to increase the lifespan of your gutters. However, you need to know that those devices are optional. If you don’t want to install them that’s fine, but you will need to be diligent about cleaning out your gutters. If you don’t want to worry about cleaning your gutters, then investing in gutter protection is a better solution.
3. Perform Regular Inspections
By regular inspections, we mean at least monthly, if you do not have a gutter protection system installed. Regular gutter inspections will help you spot damage early. Most damage starts off small, but can quickly worsen
4. Clean Your Gutters Regularly
It’s not enough to inspect your gutters, you need to clean them out as well. During your inspections, if you discover dirt or debris in your gutters, make sure to clean it out as soon as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of clogged gutters, which can result in costly water damage to your home and landscape.
Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from water damage. By knowing what to look out for and what to do to keep your gutters in tip-top shape, you can get the most out of your gutters and keep water damage at bay.