Gutter Maintenance & Prolonging the Lifespan of Your Gutters

September 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Category: Gutter Protection

One mistake Saratoga Springs homeowners make is thinking seamless gutters means no maintenance. Any aspect of your home is going to need maintenance, some less than others. The intention of seamless gutters is to enhance performance but that does not eliminate the need for occasional service work or gutter maintenance.

In order to maintain your gutters and keep them working, as they should be, it means making it a point to get the service that you need. Keep in mind any system that is part of the exterior of your home is more likely to need service work. This is because the constant exposure to the elements, and storm conditions in particular, subject it to more wear and tear.

Getting the Care You Need

No matter what type of gutter system you have, you will need some level of maintenance. Even a system with a gutter guard still gets subjected to wear and tear. Open gutter systems should be cleaned twice year; after the brunt of autumn clean up and after heavy spring rain activity.

Keep in mind for gutter maintenance:

Weather plays a big factor in how often you need professional cleaning and maintenance. Depending on weather conditions from year to year, you may need cleanings up to times if there is heavy storm or vegetation activity.

Homes with sloped roofs can expect more activity and, as a result, the need for more clean up. The more angled the slope, the more wear and tear your gutters will be subjected to.

The type of cleaning that you need is not something that you should attempt to take care of on your own. Even on single story homes, it means climbing a ladder and attempting the DIY approach to cleaning out your gutters. This is a dangerous choice to make and not worth the risk.

Too many homeowners attempt to use a powerful leaf blower or pressure washer to clean out gutters. That can do more harm than good. In addition to risking the integrity of the gutters themselves, there is also concern for damaging shingles or causing water and debris to become lodged under shingles. This can easily lead to problems like rot.

The Name to Trust

If you know that you are in need of a professional to work with for your gutter maintenance, all you have to do is give us a call. Mountain Top Seamless Gutters is a local, family owned and operated business that genuinely cares about the satisfaction of our customers. Give us a call right now and let us provide you with the quality of service that you deserve.

 

If you are looking for a professional Saratoga Springs gutter cleaning contractor then please call 518-695-3270 or complete our online request form.