Gutter maintenance is not the most exciting home upkeep task and it’s even less appealing during winter moths when the weather is harsh. While that is the case, it’s something you have to do to make sure your home remains safe from water damage, particularly during this season when melted snow may threaten your structural integrity.
To help you get started, Kroll Construction, the leading provider of replacement windows and gutters in the region, shares three gutter care tips.
Clear your gutters. When fallen leaves, twigs, dirt and other debris block your gutters, they become less efficient. They fail to drain and direct water to areas away from your foundation. Ideally, gutter cleaning should be done before the snow falls and before those dreaded ice dams form at your roof edge. It may not be a fun task, but your gutters will thank you.
Check for existing damage. If your roof or gutters are already damaged before winter sets in, you’re likely to experience issues that could lead to headaches and stress. Before that happens, check to make sure your gutters are firmly attached to the underlying fascia. Inspect to see if they have no cracks, gaps or warping. Seek the help of a professional contractor for gutter and window replacement so they can repair any problem upon spotting them.
Install gutter guards. Sick of cleaning out your gutters regularly? Having a gutter guard installed can help eliminate the need to constantly take out debris that blocks your system. They filter out these items to make sure water flows freely toward safe areas outside your home. Kroll Construction offers top-quality GutterCap protection systems to help Michigan homeowners protect their gutters from unwanted clogs.
Interested to learn more about gutter maintenance in winter? Turn to Kroll Construction, one of the leading gutter and window companies in the region. With nearly 60 years of professional experience under our belt, we’re confident we have what it takes to guarantee your satisfaction. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or complete our contact form to get a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in different Michigan communities.