Don’t Forget, Put Gutter Cleaning On Your Spring Cleaning List.
When you’re planning your Spring projects, make sure you put gutter cleaning on your list. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, plan on cleaning your gutters twice a year. A clean gutter, free of debris, allows water to flow from your home so it doesn’t leach into your siding and foundation, causing significant damage.
What Should I Look For When Cleaning My Gutters.
Take the opportunity to thoroughly inspect your gutters when you’re cleaning them. This examination could save you headache later on and catch any problems that could affect your home. Here’s what you look for:
- Check the flow of water from your gutters. After cleaning your gutter, pour water and observe its movement. If it flows towards the downspout, you’re good. If the water sits, the slope of your gutter needs to be addressed.
- Check for spacing between the gutter and siding. Ensure your gutter is flush to the fascia of your home so water doesn’t flow between the two and damage your siding.
- Check your gutter’s seams. Where your gutters connect, check the seam to ensure no water is leaking through the connection. You can seal these connections with caulk.
When Should I Hire A Professional To Clean My Gutters?
It’s never a bad idea to hire a professional to clean your gutters. Accessing your roof by climbing up and down a ladder is extremely dangerous. The chances of hurting yourself during your project are high. Is a broken leg worth the cost savings of hiring a professional to clean your gutters? Consider your safety when planning to clean your gutters. Many professional roofing companies will also inspect your gutters while cleaning them. They know just what to look for and often catch any precursors to potential problems. Valley Roofing & Exteriors, provides a free roof inspection when you hire them to clean your gutters in the Fall and Spring. Take care of two projects at the cost of one!
Valley Roofing & Exteriors Provides Professional Gutter Cleaning.
Valley Roofing & Exteriors is proud to offer roofing installation, inspections, and repairs in Virginia. Since 2004, our professional team has offered high quality services to our clients, giving them a resource on which they can rely. When you’re ready for professional gutter cleaning, contact Valley Roofing & Exteriors.