Gutters are probably one of the things in your home that you don’t think about until something goes wrong with them. You can’t just disregard it because it can cause long term annoyance and inconvenience if left unfixed. Some of the most common problems it could cause are overflowing and leaking around the house. If you leave them to neglect it, it can soon cause severe water damage in your house. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent major damage. Here are five tips from the pros at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky.
- Always be on the lookout.
Always be on the lookout if there is something wrong in your gutter. Check out for signs of a leak in the drainage system or places where water has pooled. This is the first step and the one thing you must do even if your gutter is fine. Check your gutters every now and then so you will be aware if you have to do any repairs anytime soon. This will also help you assess if you can do it yourself or if it is time to contact gutter repair services.
- Wash your gutters
Washing your gutters every now and then goes a long way. You don’t have to do it regularly, but after doing your inspection and you see the need to clean it, go ahead and clean the gutters.
- Patch small holes
If your gutters are leaking and there are small holes in it, you may be able to repair them. For smaller holes, you can apply roofing cement using a putty knife directly.
- Change old gutters to aluminum
If your gutters are very old, chances are, they are old models that are susceptible to rust. Consider changing them to aluminum as aluminum gutters do not rust. The pros at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky will be happy to give you a FREE ESTIMATE if you have the need.
- Clean out everything around the gutter
Clean out any dirt and decomposed leaves around the gutter. Leaves may look harmless but if it is left out stuck in the gutters, it could decompose and would build up to that much-dreaded compost. Eventually, these stuck decomposed leaves can cause clogging and drainage will no longer work properly. So to avoid any of these to happen in the future, clean out everything that could cause any clogging to the gutters.
Whether you need to have your gutters repaired, new gutter installation, gutter cleaning or gutter guards, Gutter Boyz of Kentucky is ready to help. We serve a majority of Western Kentucky including Paducah, Murray, Mayfield, Benton and all of the surrounding counties. Feel free to give us a call for a FREE ESTIMATE at (270) 906-3055 or CLICK HERE to contact us!