Gutter Cleaning and Repair–Quick & Easy Gutter Maintenance
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Gutters are important but often forgotten about aspects of your home and roof. They protect your roof from standing water and divert it away from windows and other places that could allow it into your home. For these reasons, gutters should never be neglected. The following article details some easy gutter cleaning and repairs you can handle on your own and some instances where it might be best to contact a professional.
What Gutter Repairs Can I Handle on My Own?
If you are handy around the house, there are a few gutter repairs that you might be able to handle on your own. But even if you aren’t all that handy, you can always count on the team at Mountaintop Roofing. Their expert roofing and gutter contractors can handle all repairs from minor to major. Some repairs you might be able to complete on your own include:
Loose gutters are a common problem. Make sure your gutters are attached by hanger brackets instead of spikes. If you have some handyman skills, you might be able to attach hanger brackets on your own. If not, give the team at Mountaintop Roofing a call. Their expert contractors can tighten your loose gutters in no time.
Gutters are supposed to catch and divert the flow of excess rainwater, so when you notice your gutters leaking it can be particularly irritating. Make sure the flashing and gutter apron were properly installed. If you are unfamiliar with either of these terms, call Mountaintop Roofing to have a professional come look at your gutters.
Furthermore, make sure all of the connections are sealed. Opt for a high-quality sealer. These can be found at any home improvement store. If you have questions on which product will work best for your gutters, call the team at Mountaintop Roofing.
Loud dripping sounds are a common complaint with older gutters. Fortunately, there is an easy fix for these annoying sounds. Stringing a rope from the top of the gutter shaft to where it releases water at ground level often helps quell those pesky dripping sounds, allowing water to travel down the rope instead of falling and splashing.
Water Spilling Over the Gutters
This can be caused by blockages and debris in your gutters. After thoroughly cleaning your gutters, if you are still experiencing water spilling over the sides, you might need to install a diverter. If that doesn’t solve the problem, try installing another downspout. If you need help installing diverters or downspouts, call the team at Mountaintop Roofing.
Clogs and Blockages
Are your gutters backing up due to leaves, twigs, and other debris? If so, try installing a gutter guard. These guards cover your gutters except for a small slit to let water in. This keeps large debris out, and your gutters clean and clear.
Another type of guard includes the screened gutter guard. Like it sounds, a mesh screen fits over your gutter openings. They aren’t as efficient as traditional gutter guards, and you’ll still have to climb a ladder to wipe away some debris from the screens. But, these guards do keep gutters significantly cleaner than without any protection at all.
Clogged Gutter Spouts
Just as with your gutters spanning the roof of your property, the downspouts can get clogged as well. If this happens, the solution is simple. A plumbers snake works great for breaking up blockages. Treat downspouts just like you would a clogged pipe in your home.
Unless you are extremely handy, fixing corrosion and rust spots affecting your gutters is best left to the professionals at Mountaintop Roofing.
Getting Gutter Cleaning Done
Ready to tackle some gutter cleaning and repair on your own? Following some of the above suggestions can help get you started. Not all that handy around the house? No problem, call Mountaintop Roofing and have one of their skilled contractors take a look. They provide the Denver, Colorado, area with fair estimates and exceptional service. Looking to have your gutters replaced? The team at Mountaintop Roofing has been handling gutter installation for almost a decade. Trust your property to the best gutter contractors in the business. Call Mountaintop Roofing today.