The majority of gutter installers and water runoff management companies recommend cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year. Homeowners should keep in mind, however, that bi-annual gutter maintenance is just the bare minimum. In short, gutter maintenance is a task that should be performed all year ’round, and not just during the key seasons of spring and fall.
Today’s article from Klean Gutters Midwest emphasizes the importance of cleaning and maintaining your gutter system the whole year ’round.
Leaves Fall All Throughout the Year
While autumn is the season known for endless piles of fallen leaves, trees also shed leaves throughout the rest of the year. Accumulated leaves and twigs can clog gutters, making it difficult for rain water to be diverted away from your house. The water from clogged gutters can then seep into your home and cause damage to your siding, windows and even your foundation. This is why you should mind your gutters during off-peak seasons as well as in the fall.
Just like any other part of your home, gutters also succumb to wear and tear. This is especially true for older homes with even older gutters. Gutter caulk can temporarily fix minor issues with your aluminum gutters, but more serious damage should be left to aluminum gutter installation companies to repair for good.
If you live in an area with a wet climate, your gutters might not be able to handle the excessive amounts of rainfall. Forceful water flow may be too much for your gutters, and could cause damage to your roof and other components of your home such as the landscaping, patio and foundation. To avoid the disastrous results of underperforming gutters, make sure that yours are the right size for the job.
Klean Gutters Midwest is one of the best copper gutter installation contractors around. We also specialize in water management. If you’ve got gutter or water runoff problems, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us today at (855) 974-4669 to request a quote.