It is worth looking after and maintaining your gutters to avoid gutter replacement
Your gutters are an important part of your roof, so you need to look after them and make sure that they are not clogged and overflowing when it rains.
Keeping your gutters clean also maintains the beauty of your home, prevents birds or other pests from nesting in your gutters and most importantly prevents water damage.
If your gutters get blocked, and you don’t do anything to clean them, they will corrode much quicker which means you will then have to pay for gutter replacement and you run the risk of water seeping into the ceiling cavity. This will cause issues that are often expensive to fix.
Your goal should be to keep your gutters in the best condition, to avoid disrepair and damage, leading to gutter replacement and more.
The other issue is, if you are in the country, dry leaves and debrie can become a fire hazard.
So it is important to keep your gutters clean and free of leaves.
Gutters should be checked every year, especially if you live in a leafy area and do not have any gutter guards.
This video gives some tips on how to look after your gutters, including safely using the ladder.
You need to make sure the gutters are securely on the house so that it is safe for you to lean the ladder up against the gutter.
If you are not sure what to do, or feel that getting up on a ladder is not for you then, give us a call and we can recommend someone come and clean your gutters for you. If you need gutter replacement, then we can help take care of that for you also.