Fall is one of the most important times for your gutters. When the leaves start falling, they can clog your gutters. Chesapeake Roofing, Windows, and Siding, Inc. highlights how you can make your gutters one of your fall Crofton, MD home improvements.
Consider Gutter Guards
Gutter guards can make the fall season a lot easier on your gutters. The guards can be made of a variety of materials and go over the open top of your gutter to make sure leaves and bigger debris stays out. They’re usually a mesh material of some sort so that the water continues to flow through the gutters, but they won’t get clogged with other things.
At Chesapeake Roofing, we offer the Champion gutter guard. It’s made of surgical-grade steel mesh that has holes that can let water through but mosquitos and other pests are kept out. This product has been thoroughly tested in the field and they have a 100% money-back guarantee if you manage to have clogged gutters while this system is installed.
The Leaf Sentry gutter guard is available as well. These are made of high-performance aluminum. Like the Champion gutter guards, they’re designed to keep out bugs, leaves, and seeds that try to sprout in your gutters. Leaf Sentry guards are available in 16 different colors so that you can match them to the style of your home.
Get Them Cleaned Out
If your house is simple and gutters are easily accessed, it can be a quick job to do yourself. However, considering professional help is always a good idea. If there are places that are hard to reach or you’re nervous about being up on a ladder all day, professionals will be able to help you out.
It’s crucial to make sure your gutters and downspouts are cleared. Clogs are dangerous to the health of your home, particularly in winter. If water sits and there and freezes, it can expand under your roof shingles and seep into your home. Getting a professional to clear your gutters means they can inspect them for any damage as well. They know what to look for when it comes to gutters.
Should I Get New Gutters?
How old are your gutters? Is it time to replace them? Did the person that cleaned your gutters find cracks or other damage? If so, it may be best to replace your gutters. Though there a variety of materials and types of gutters, aluminum ones remain the most popular. The Alcon gutters we install have a 25-year guarantee.
Home Improvements in Crofton, Maryland
Whether it’s getting new gutters, installing guards, or just getting them cleaned, make gutters a home improvement focus this call. Call us or get a free estimate online.