Like most exterior home components, your gutter system will sustain some amount of damage from harsh weather conditions, compromising its draining performance. Fortunately, any problems resulting from these are easy enough to prevent. Here’s how.
1. Clean your gutters regularly. You’ve probably dealt with blockages in your gutter system at some point. These occur when leaves, pine needles and other loose debris accumulates inside the system, causing rainwater to back up and overflow. Because water splashes against your home’s exterior and seeps within the eaves, significant water damage becomes more likely. Here’s the simplest preventive measure against a gutter clog: regular cleaning. Cutting back any overhanging branches will also help.
2. Consider gutter guards. As their name implies, gutter guards protect the system from leaves and debris buildup that result in congestion. They make this possible by allowing only rainwater into the system – everything else is shed off or filtered out.
3. Keep the gutters sturdy. You can do this by making sure the brackets attaching the gutters along the roofline remain intact. This way, the occasional hailstorm won’t loosen them or knock the gutters askew. If you spot any damage to your brackets, have them replaced immediately.
4. Choose a durable gutter material. An easy way to head off gutter damage? Just invest in a system that’s almost impervious to extreme weather in the first place. Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. can help you with this. We’re not just your expert in roof repair; we can also handle your gutter installation needs. With our durable, top-tier product installed to quality standards, you won’t have to worry as much about gutter damage.
Whether it’s gutter installation or roof maintenance, look no further than Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. for the highest quality services. We serve Central Point, OR, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (541) 772-1945, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.