Spring is right around the corner, and homeowners in Connecticut are getting ready to perform home maintenance and improvements tasks they couldn’t do in the winter. With so many tasks to complete, one that is often overlooked is cleaning the gutters, but this is important in the spring.
Gutters are supposed to allow water to drain away from a house. If a house’s gutters get clogged with leaves, twigs, and pine needles, water can get backed up and damage the roof, fascia, soffits, and siding.
Many homeowners neglect their gutters because problems are largely hidden from view. They often do not realize that the gutters are clogged until the house’s exterior or foundation gets damaged or the gutters are sagging and pulling away from the house because of the extra weight.
One easy way to find out if your gutters are clogged is to look at them on a rainy day. If water is not flowing freely from the downspouts, or if it is overflowing the edges of the gutters, these are signs that the gutters or downspouts are clogged.
Gutters should be cleaned twice a year at a minimum. Spring and fall are the best times. Any holes, corrosion, sagging sections, and missing or damaged fasteners should be repaired immediately. If the gutters are damaged, they may need to be replaced.
Gutter guards can reduce the need for routine gutter maintenance. They catch debris such as leaves and keep it from getting into the gutters and downspouts and causing clogs.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors is a full-service gutter company serving homeowners throughout Connecticut. We can clean your gutters and repair or replace damaged sections to keep them functioning properly and protect your home. Spring is the perfect time to have your gutters cleaned. Contact us today to get an estimate.