Gutter maintenance is typically scheduled at the start of spring and again towards the end of fall. However, experts say that minding your gutters should not only be a twice-a-year type of task. In order to keep your gutters in top condition, you need to check on it throughout the year.
In this article, gutter and foundation repair expert Rapid Dri lists three reasons why gutter maintenance is a year-round task.
Checking your gutters after every heavy storm is a must. Rain, wind, or hail storms can send leaves, twigs and branches into the gutters. They can also cause structural damage such as cracks, so it’s best to spot and fix any existing problems. When piles of debris are left in the gutters, these can eventually decompose and lead to ant or termite infestation.
Old gutters are normally more susceptible to damage, so you should be alert for any issue that may arise. If you have old-style gutters in particular, you have to watch out for the seams and openings. Water collected in these parts can’t easily escape and this can encourage the growth of mold. Take note that any damage to your gutters can have negative effects on the structural integrity of your home, even on your foundation. Foundation repair can be a costly job, so you really have to keep your home in good condition from top to bottom.
Ice and Snow
The heavy load of ice and snow during the winter can take a toll on your gutters. This may cause the gutters to crack or detach from your home and ice dams may create leaks in your ceiling or damage the roof, gutters, or foundation.
Rapid Dri offers its expertise in basement waterproofing, sagging floor repair and gutter repair among others. Our team of professionals will ensure high-quality work, so you can be sure of getting value for your money. Call us at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, MI.