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Maintaining Your Rain Gutters: What You Need to Know

When it rains, your gutters route the water off of the roof and away from your home. By doing so, your rain gutters are able to protect your home’s windows, doors, siding, and foundation from water damage. However, your rain gutters are only able to do this if you take certain maintenance steps throughout the year.

Maintaining Your Rain Gutters: What You Need to Know

  • Inspect Your Rain Gutters in the Spring and Fall. Every spring and every fall, it’s a good idea to go out and inspect your rain gutters and clean them out. In most cases, using your hose will be enough to eliminate any debris that has gotten stuck in the eavestroughs and downspouts.
  • Adjust the Slope of Your Gutters. To keep water flowing through your drainage system’s downspouts, the slope of your gutters may need to be adjusted every so often. To see if you need to do this, run some water through your gutters. If they don’t drain very quickly, reposition them so that they are directed towards your downspouts.
  • Make Sure the Downspouts are Positioned Correctly. When you inspect your rain gutters, make sure your downspouts are pointing away from your home’s foundation. If your downspouts are unable to move the water far enough away from your home, you may want to consider equipping your downspouts with extenders.

In addition to these tips, it’s also essential to get your rain gutters fixed as soon as possible in case they ever incur any damage. If you need someone to fix your gutters, at Integrity Homes & Constructions Inc., we can help.

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