This winter was no joke. From early January through today Connecticut has been hit with heavy snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and heavy ice buildup. If you are like most homeowners you’re getting ready to leave your bunker and take a look at what this past season has done to your home and yard.
The gutters on your home should be of primary concern. While a quick look will be able to show you extensive damage such as sagging sections and large tears, it takes a trained professional to spot things you might not notice.
A good idea is to contact a professional gutter company and hire them for a cleaning and inspection. After a harsh winter there could be a lot of junk and debris in your gutters and this will need to be removed to prevent clogging when the spring rains begin. Once the gutter channels and downspouts are cleaned, a gutter specialist can then perform a thorough inspection that will include:
– The disassembly of downspout elbows to ensure there are no hidden clogs in the pipes
– Check on the condition of mitres
– Check on the condition of all fasteners and screws
– Check on the condition of joint sealant and gutter pitch
– A full scan for holes, tears and other damage
– Drip edge positioning
– Inspection of ground drain caps
These are all very important parts of your gutter that you may not even be aware of. Having these areas fully inspected will allow you to make informed decisions about repairing and replacing your gutters. Don’t leave your gutters to chance, call today to set up a cleaning and inspection that will have your home ready for spring.