Tips To Update And Improve Your Rain Gutters

Construction & Contractors Blog

Rain gutters on your home are an essential part of keeping your home protected and your yard landscaping looking its best. In fact, your rain gutters are responsible for collecting and diverting rain that falls upon the entire surface of your home's roof, which can add up to quite a lot of water. And if this water is not managed properly, it can cause soil erosion to your property and lead to moisture collection in your basement. To help you keep your home's rain gutters in their best condition and improve upon their function, here are some recommendations for you to follow.

Perform Regular Cleaning

Your gutters are going to collect a great deal of debris from surrounding environmental conditions, such as vegetation and soil that can end up in your gutters. For this reason, your gutters are going to need to be cleaned out regularly if there is no type of covering protection to keep them from filling with debris. The reason for this is that the more debris that collects in your gutters, the less likely the gutters are going to be able to collect and drain all the rainwater from your roof and home.

Depending on the number of trees you have surrounding your home, you will need to clean your gutters out several times each year or more often based on the amount of debris they become filled with. Use a gutter tool or a small garden shovel to clear out the debris. You can also spray them clean with your garden hose. Be careful when you climb up on your roof to perform this type of maintenance.

Protect Your Gutters

Another great option to protect your rain gutters and ensure they continue to work properly is to install gutter guards over their top. Gutter guards block out the collection of leaves and other debris while allowing water to still flow into them from the roof. There are several types of gutter guard styles you can have installed, from mesh screen to perforated metal to surface tension guards. Contact a contractor to learn more about gutter covers.

If you are not sure what type of gutter guard would work best for your home, talk to a gutter professional for a recommendation. It is a good idea to arrange for a local gutter professional to check your home's gutters to make sure they are working properly and see if they need any repairs to loose connections or gaps in the seams. They can update your existing gutters to ensure they continue to work properly.


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