Gutters are prone to clogging. Whether autumn leaves accumulating in your gutter cause the clog, or snow from a cold winter night is the culprit, a gutter clog can and will happen at some point. There are several important reasons to prevent gutter clogs, as you will read below.
So, you survived the cold winter, and spring has finally arrived. Should be good to feel the sun again, right? There might be issues your aluminum gutters will face once spring arrives, however. One such problem is a “spring melt,” where increasing temperatures will heat up the snow naturally. If you’re not careful, your gutters might be ill-prepared and end up trapping the melted water on your roof.
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. [Read more…]
Once you’ve confirmed that your gutters were installed correctly, the next step is to learn how to protect them. Gutters will not last forever, but with proper protection, they will last quite a long time. [Read more…]
Gutters can fail due a variety of reasons, but one of the most common is mistakes made during installation. One of the worst enemies of any construction material is standing water. Hence, if there are mistakes in the installation of your gutters, there’s a good chance that water may not drain properly, putting your home and landscape in danger. Standing water can affect the integrity of the gutter material and construction, causing it to fail. [Read more…]