5 Ways To Make Your Gutters Last!

Let’s be honest, taking care of and making sure your gutters are working properly is probably not a huge concern for most people. When you get new gutters installed on your house the gutter company you hire will most likely tell you your new gutters will last 25 to 30 years, which is usually the case with proper installation. But did you know that how you treat your gutters plays a huge roll on how long they will last? By neglecting your gutters, they may only last half as long as if you take care of them. In this blog post we will discuss 5 things YOU can do to increase the longevity of your gutters and house in general.

  1. Regular maintenance

For your gutters to perform well, they will need a little bit of attention and some regular maintenance. Occasionally inspect your gutters for any leaks or holes and attend to them right away. Leaks can lead to water damage. Always make sure water is directed away from your foundation. Having splash blocks or downspout extensions is never a bad idea.

  1. Regular cleaning 

Cleaning your gutters regularly is essential for them to do what they designed to do which is move water from your roof and away from your house. Keeping your gutters clean of leaves, twigs, dirt, and any other debris will ensure proper drainage. Clogged gutters can lead to water buildup causing leaks and potential damage to your foundation and various other costly repairs.

  1. Trim any overhanging branches

Overhanging tree branches can do a lot of damage to your roof and eavestrough. You don’t want any branches within 6-10 feet of your house. This will prevent branches from falling and doing a lot of damage especially during a storm.

  1. Install gutter guards

Installing a high-quality gutter guard will help keep leaves and debris out while also adding strength to help withstand the harsh winter weather. We install alu-rex double pro which comes with a lifetime clog free warranty and adds 3 times the strength.

  1. Don’t ignore signs of wear

We understand old gutters often leak and so often these minor annoying issues get left for years on end. Leaking or non-functioning gutters cause BIG issues over time we’ve seen it all from rotten fascia to damaged brick and foundation the list could go on. 

Being proactive and putting in a bit of work can save you a lot of money in the long run. Whether you’re a DIY or not we hope these 5 points helped and remember we offer a wide variety of gutter services from cleaning to inspections to full replacements.   

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