A light, pleasant wind blowing at the side of your house may seem like a pretty benign thing. Most homeowners don’t really stop and think about what the wind could do to their gutters. Unfortunately, even a light wind brings with it leaves, twigs and other debris, which can end up in your gutters. If left unchecked, it will eventually lead to clogs and could even cause damage to your roofing system and necessitate a call to your local residential roofing contractor. Here are some of the ways the wind could spell trouble for your gutters.
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. If you have old or poorly installed gutters, then strong winds may be too much for them to handle. If a strong wind catches your gutters at an awkward angle, it could cause them to get ripped off the side of your house. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Simply make sure that your gutters are securely fastened so that they can withstand even hurricane-level winds.
This is the most common type of gutter damage that the wind can cause. As mentioned before, the wind brings with it all sorts of debris. Even if you don’t live in a wooded area, this could still become an issue. To prevent clogs, it is always a good idea to hire a gutter and roof maintenance company to clean your gutters for you at least once each year.
Metal fatigue is exactly what it sounds like: a weakened condition induced in metal objects caused by repeated stress. Metal fatigue mostly affects the screws and nails holding your gutters in place. To prevent your gutters from detaching from the side of your house, be sure to check the metal components holding them in place regularly.
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