Maintaining your rain gutters

When it comes to repairing items in your home, the list is long. It can go on and on. If you notice a leak in the roof or a crack in your foundation, you need to have it repaired ASAP, or it will all turn into major problems. They will start to cause a smell, and you will see dirt come up from the foundation. These are major issues.

However, do you ever think that your rain gutters need maintaining as well? This is probably the last thing you will think about when it comes to your home. But you should understand that it is very important too and you should never neglect it. Anything gutter related issues should be addressed immediately. You need to call a company that specializes in gutters.

We will go over a few steps that will help maintain your rain gutters, so your home is protected from the rain.

Regular maintenance

2When it comes to your rain gutters, you should have them cleaned at least two times a year. Have experts clean them after the summer and then the end of winter. Have the downspouts and the extensions cleaned as well. They should also be looked at for any rust holes. They could be clogged; this will make them bend because of the weight of the water.

After a heavy rain season, the water can move the downspouts; this will result in water getting closer to your home. This is a good time to change the downspout extensions. You need to see where you want to redirect the water from your home.

Automatic downspout extensions

If you have a lot of landscaping that is close to your home, then you may want to look into automatic downspout extensions. What they do is unroll to allow the water to be pushed away from your home. You don’t have to do anything to make them roll out.

When the rain has stopped, they will roll back up themselves. This way you, won’t have downspouts running along the house and the ground. They are available in 4 to 10 feet lengths. You can also have them cut to your desired lengths.

Rain gutter guards

What they do is to keep out leaves that fall off trees that may clog your rain gutter system. They will keep your gutters free from anything that comes off of your roof.

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Gutter seal

If you have rust in some spots, there will be no need for you to change the whole gutter. You will only need to work on that particular section. There is a seal that is just for rain gutters, and it is quite easy to apply.