How to Take Better Care of Your Gutters

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The gutters on your home play a critical role in keeping your home safeThe gutters on your home play a critical role in keeping your home safe. They prevent standing water from pooling around your roof shingles and causing leaks in your ceiling. They also prevent ice dams, pools of water around your foundation, and damage to your landscaping. Although gutters can provide protection for your home, they need to be cared for in order to perform their job. Here are a few basic tips for keeping your gutters in great shape:

  • Clean regularly: The best way to avoid problems with your gutters is to clean them out a few times each year. Checking for buildup and removing debris allows water to flow freely as it should. Once you’ve removed most of the debris, you can use a hose to get what remains and also check to see if everything is moving along as it should.
  • Check for leaks: Either while using a hose or just after a rainstorm, you can walk around the house and make sure there aren’t any leaks that have gone unnoticed. Leaks may be caused by cracks or gaps between sections. If there are small issues, you can repair them with caulk. If a bigger problem is found, you can turn to us at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. for help.
  • Check the downspout: Along with the gutters, you also want to make sure there aren’t any clogs or cracks in your downspout. Again, this can be done with a garden hose.

When you come to us at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. for your gutters, you can count on receiving excellent quality gutters and superb installation. If your gutters have fallen into disrepair or have been impacted by a storm, we can provide you with solutions. Give us a call today.