A well-maintained gutter system preserves your roof’s longevity. It ensures water runoff doesn’t flow back to your roof and keeps your yard and basement safe from water damage. You can keep your gutter system in excellent shape by avoiding the following gutter maintenance mistakes.
Not Flushing Downspouts
Downspout flushing ensures the water from your gutters goes straight to your rainwater disposal system. However, leaves, twigs and other debris can get trapped inside downspouts and back up the entire system. You can flush your downspouts by hiring professionals with the necessary equipment and knowledge to do this for you.
Not Inspecting the Seams
You need seam inspections if you have a gutter system with welded seams. These gutters can last a long time if a gutter professional regularly inspects the state of your seams. Signs of failing seams include rust and holes in the seams. By catching these early, gutter specialists can reweld them and repair your gutters.
Using Harsh Chemicals
Gutters last longer if you use the right cleaning solvents. Caustic soaps can negatively affect your gutter’s integrity and weaken its capacity to send water to your downspouts. Professional gutter cleaners will use the right products and tools to clean your gutters without damage.
Not Hiring Professionals for Gutter Maintenance
Seasoned professionals will clean your gutters with the right tools and equipment. DIY gutter maintenance doesn’t guarantee efficient downspout flushing and thorough gutter cleaning. With a professional team, you can have a gutter system that won’t fail you when the rainy days arrive.
Trust only a gutter contractor with decades of experience in the industry. Patriot Roofing LLC is a reputable contractor in the area that provides quality workmanship and superb customer service. Call us at (405) 217-0473 or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.