Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means- spring cleaning time! While you’ve spent the long cold winter nights bundled up inside, your home has really been taking it in the gutters (pun intended). So how do you know if you need gutter replacement?
In you live in a neighborhood that has a lot of trees, you can guarantee that your gutters are stuffed full of leaves and other debris. It is important to keep those gutters clear for rain water to pass through. You don’t want the rain water to wind up destroying your roof, siding or even flooding your basements. If you have recently purchased a new roof or siding, it is especially important to keep up with them so that your investment doesn’t go to waste.
The most important part of your roof’s structure is the gutters. Often times, the winter weather will render your gutters useless. Improper drainage due to being full and clogged will leave them leaky, loose and cracked. When the rainwater isn’t properly drained the water tends to wind up flooding basements and destroying the over-all structure of your home.
There are things that you can watch for in order to determine whether or not your gutters are in proper condition. The first thing you should do is examine your gutters on a rainy day to see if they are draining properly. If you notice that they are over flowing from the sides, or if not much water is coming from the bottom of the downspout, then the gutter are clogged and they need to be cleared. The next thing you should do is to attempt to clear out the debris on a dry day. If you are having trouble removing the debris from the spout try running a hose through the bottom of even use a snake to break it up.
Next, be on the lookout during the cleaning process for signs that your gutters have been damaged. Note damage such as corrosion, peeling paint, uneven or slouching gutters, or even holes. If you notice any of these things, you will need to consult a professional for gutter replacement.
Renowned Building Solutions is here to help with all of your home or business exterior needs. If you notice any signs that your gutters need replacing don’t hesitate to call Renowned Building Solutions today for gutter replacement in Crystal Lake. Renowned Building Solutions specializes in Roofing, Gutter, Siding, and Window Services throughout the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.
Contact Us to schedule an appointment or have one of our gutter specialists provide a complimentary quote.