Why Your Gutters Need Summer Maintenance
Gutters are known for their ability to filter rain away from people’s homes. But eventually, your gutters will get damaged and need repairs or replacing. Did you know that rain falls at rates as quick as 20 miles per hour? Over time, that can wear your guttering down. Guttering is a necessary component of anyone’s roof, and we need to know when they need maintenance. Here are some of the reasons your gutters will need to be maintained this summer.
Debris Will Pile Up in Your Gutters
It’s fairly common for rain to bring debris into your gutters. Sticks and leaves can quickly accumulate, and if you don’t address the problem, your roof will start to leak. That’s why you need to regularly remove debris from your guttering.
Some birds like to build nests in your gutters. This can become a serious problem because, like debris, nests can clog up your guttering and cause drainage problems. The good news is that many birds leave their nests during the summer, which makes the process of removing the nests much easier.
Get Your Gutters Ready for Summer Storms
Now that summer is starting, you have to be wary of summer storms. Rainstorms will be common during this season. They bring heavy winds along with their large amount of rainfall. The winds can blow debris into your gutters and get them backed up. You can minimize the risks that storms pose to your gutters by cleaning them out ahead of time. This helps to prevent blockages from forming.
It’s Easier For You to Install New Equipment
Summer is often a dryer time of year than other seasons. This makes it the ideal time to have new downspouts and guttering installed. Gutter covers are a great idea for keeping leaves out of your guttering as well.
Checking for Damage
After you have cleaned out your gutters, it will be easier to see if your roof has sustained any damage. You’ll have an easier time detecting holes and other problems your guttering has, meaning you can get those problems addressed more quickly.
Your Gutters Will Keep Your Roof Protected
If you undergo proper guttering maintenance, you’ll be ready for any rain, and other weather conditions Mother Nature throws at you. When your gutters get backed up, it’s easier for water to penetrate through your roof and cause damage. With clean guttering, the likelihood of these problems occurring is much lower.
Put JC Services In Your Corner
If you need a roofing, siding, or guttering job done, then JC Services is perfect for your needs. With our expertise, we can offer dependable service anywhere in Anne Arundel County and its surrounding areas. We work with many different affiliates, including JamesHardie, Anderson AW, Owens Corning, GAF, CertainTeed, and Velux Skylights, to make sure you get the highest quality service possible.