Common Problems a Gutter Contractor Works On
Gutters are made to do just one thing, and that is to channel water away from a building’s foundations, they are vital to the protection and structural integrity of a house. However, in order for them to do their job correctly, they must be kept in good working order and free of blockages, sags, and holes.
Fortunately, some of the more common gutter issues can be remedied by homeowners themselves. And in the end, it will be worth the time and effort. Gutters are things where routine maintenance can prevent bigger problems from occurring down the road.
The most common problem is clogging, when left unchecked, gutters and downspouts will become so blocked with debris they are literally useless. The excess weight caused by leaves, twigs, and standing water will sometimes make them start to sag and pull away from the roof fascia.
Make sure you clean them at least once a year, and twice per year should there be a lot of trees around your house. We, at Guys Gutters and Insulation in Shawnee, OK, advise our clients that they should have a routine check up at least four times per year, more so after severe storms.
Should you be comfortable using a ladder, and have no problem with getting wet and dirty, you can clean your gutters yourself. Once you have cleared away all the debris, flush your gutter and downspouts out using your garden hose. Or should you prefer, you can hire a professional gutter contractor to do the job for you.
Another option when dealing with extremely clogged gutters is to install gutter covers. These range from clip-on grates, porous foam, and mesh screens. They will still require regular maintenance, though, and sometimes the price of these can be more than your actual gutters themselves.
So if you need a professional gutter contractor, call us at (405) 863-1856 today.