Do your gutters get clogged often? It’s a problem faced by most of the homeowners, and it is not something you should put up with.
Gutter clogging can lead to leaks and can damage inside and outside of your property. They can even cause ice dams in winters on your roof.
So here are 5 ways in which you can prevent gutter clogging
Get your gutters cleaned annually
Gutters on your roof have a simple purpose- to guide the rainwater from your roof into the drain. To ensure that it works properly you need to keep the gutters and downspouts clear of debris and leaves and this takes regular maintenance. Either you can do it yourself or you can hire the services of professional roofers. DIY can be a bit challenging as there is a risk of an accident in absence of proper gear. Whereas professional gutter cleaning is hassle and stress free. With it, you can be assured that there would not be gutter clogging issues that can lead to expensive problems in the long run.
Keep the trees around your property trimmed
Trees can be harmful to gutters if not pruned regularly. Trees within the proximity of your roof can shed a lot of twigs and leaves, especially in the autumn. When this happens these leaves and twigs blow into your gutters thus stopping the free flow of water. The problem becomes worse when the leaves become wet they form a denser barrier.
Consider installing Gutter Screens/ leave guard
Various types of gutter screens and leave guards are available in the market. They are easy to install and do a good job in preventing the leaves from entering the gutter. However, sometimes small debris like seeds, pine needles can still flow into the gutter. Therefore, it is advisable to take expert advice from a roofer before installing them. Some guards are less effective in retaining debris which can lead to the growth of moss around the gutter.
A damaged gutter can lead to water clogging. Even a small crack can trap debris, allowing it to build up. The easiest way to prevent it is to have a regular inspection to ensure that the gutters are functioning properly. Identifying and fixing the issue becomes simpler if there is a regular inspection thus preventing it to become more severe. It will also help in flagging up any issues with your roof such as loose shingles, tiles that can damage your gutters.
Install a new gutter system
Even after regular cleaning, you find that your gutters keep clogging up. The problem could be that the gutter on your roof may not have been installed properly. A poorly installed gutter makes clogging more likely thus leading to debris build up in certain areas. You can consider having a new gutter system installed. This one-time investment may save you money in the long run as you don’t have to spend on continual repairs.
Experts in gutter service
Allegiant Roofing offers a range of essential services including-cleaning, repair, maintenance or replacement of gutters. We will ensure that your roof gutter system functions smoothly to prevent any damage to your property.
Contact us today if you have any gutter clogging issues or any other roofing requirements.