Rain can accumulate in your gutters quickly, especially in the summer when downpours are common. Unfortunately, if your gutters are not ready to handle the volume of rain, it can lead to flooding, foundation damage, and more. Thankfully, a little bit of time spent maintaining your home can help reduce the risk of these happening. Here are some of our best steps to maintain your gutters this summer.
Get Rid of Debris
Debris is a major problem in gutters throughout the year, and it can even occur if you have gutter guards installed. To maintain your gutters, check the length of the gutter for leaves, yard debris, bird nests, and anything else that might obstruct the flow of water. When these things are allowed to stay in your gutters, they make it hard for the gutters to drain water efficiently. Unfortunately, they also make it challenging to keep your gutters in good condition, as the excess weight can lead to sagging and gutter damage.
Test the Gutters
Once the gutters are clear, you can check them to make sure that there is no damage. When you maintain your gutters, it is important to make sure that everything is working as it should. Grab your garden hose and run water down the length of the gutter. Are there any places that are sagging or pulling away from the home? Do you notice any leaks or spots where the water does not drain effectively? These might be the sign of problems that need repair, but they could also be a sign that you need gutter replacement. Contact us to learn more about our gutter services. We are happy to help you make sure that your gutter system is working properly.
Check the Roof
Problems with your gutters can also lead to problems with your roof, so as you maintain your gutters, it makes sense to also check the roof. Look for any places where water is gathering, or where the gutters are not properly aligned with the perimeter of the roof. By identifying these problems early, you can avoid costly repairs later down the road.
If You Need Gutter Repair, Contact Jim Amos Contracting
Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time, and within your budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!