Gutter Maintenance: Why Spring Gutter Repair is Essential Before Summer

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Have you scheduled a spring gutter cleaning? If not, here are a few reasons that you should make your gutters a top priority before summer!

Get a Checkup and Repair Any Damages

If your gutters haven’t been cleaned out since the fall, chances are, you could have some damage from falling limbs, ice damming, rust or general wear and tear. Getting your gutters cleaned now will give the technicians a chance to see whether you need any repairs — if your gutters are leaking or rusted, they won’t be able to perform the way they should, diverting water away from your home. Having a professional gutter cleaning is also a chance to have someone take care of the health of your roof — Ned Stevens offers roof cleaning services. Why clean your roof? Mold and algae can build up, compromising the integrity of your roof’s surface. Our soft washing process ensures the environmentally-friendly removal of mold and algae from your roof without the harsh, potentially damaging effects of pressure washing.

Clear out the Clogs

Spring brings wind, rain and debris to your home and to your gutter system. There are also seasonal residents that like to set up shop in your gutters. Plenty of animals like to nest in gutters because of the relative altitude and cover that rain gutters offer. If you’ve got abandoned bird or squirrel nests in your gutters, they’ll lead to unwanted clogging. If you have active nests, we’ll advise you to call your local pest control company to safely remove the pests from your gutter system.

Get Ready for Summer Storms

Summer can often bring violent thunderstorms accompanied by hail and high winds. Being a good homeowner means ensuring that your home is prepared for situations like these. Ensure that your gutters are up to par by having them cleaned and repaired before the summer storm season. When debris and downed limbs end up on your roof, most of it will end up in your gutters. If your gutters are already clogged, you run the risk of putting too much pressure on the gutter system from this added weight. The added weight can damage the fascia boards where your gutters are anchored to the edge of the roof. Also, ensure that your downspouts and underground drains are in working order. Poor drainage can lead to foundation damage and basement flooding.

Summer should be a time of enjoying the outdoors and vacationing, not racking up home repair costs due to improper planning!

Let us take some of that burden away and leave you with healthy gutters and peace of mind! Call Ned today!

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