Spring is known for how rainy it can be. If the rainstorms during the winter seemed foul, they aren’t as tempestuous as the storms of rain and wind that can happen during the spring. Even though your roof and siding may be protected, you might not be thinking about your gutters.
Clean Your Gutters
The first way to protect the integrity of your gutters is to keep them clean. Your home’s roof could be made out of several different residential roofing materials, and the gutters you have might be different than what your neighbor has. The thing is, you should clean them out at least two times a year. If you know you gutters are prone to clogging, then you should attempt to clean them out more often.
Ensure Your Safety
The next step is to be safe. Before you can start examining your gutters, you’ll need to make sure your ladder is stable enough to support you. Although you will be tempted to lean the ladder against the side of your house, make sure you can secure it or have a friend or family member help you. They can hold the ladder while you climb up. Don’t forget to put on gloves and goggles to protect your hands and face from whatever you find hiding in your gutters.
Remove Your Debris
Fallen leaves, pebbles, and chunks of ice can all clog your gutters. You should also watch out for tree branches. When you’re clearing off the debris, be sure to wear gloves and goggles, plus long sleeves, so you don’t scratch or injure yourself in the process. Preventing blockages due to debris buildup is important since it can also forestall water damage and keep the possibility of a fire at bay the next time a storm brings lightning close to your home.
Repair Your Leaks
Leaks can be a problem for any part of your home’s exterior. Your gutters are no exceptions. A leak in your gutters can affect both the roof and the siding, not to mention the interior of your home. Once you’ve cleared away all the debris you can see, go over the gutters with a hose. Using the hose can get rid of anything you couldn’t find in both your gutters and your downspouts. When you come across a leak, mend it as soon as possible.
Contact Topper Construction Today!
If you’re interested in having a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.