5 Ways to Protect Your Gutters From Storm Damage
Your home is an investment, and as an owner, you understand why keeping every part in great condition is essential. Protecting your gutters from storm damage keeps them functioning properly so they prevent damage to your foundation, roof, and walls. Keeping them protected starts with a few simple steps, and we have them listed below.
Keep Them Clean
Gutters are notorious for accumulating debris even if they have a professionally installed guard in place. This is why it's critical to schedule regular cleanings to help prevent clogs and keep the water flowing through the system easily. Removing the build-up also helps protect the material, reducing the chances of rust and material breakdown and needing a total replacement.
Secure the System
Ice and snow build-up and strong winds can knock the gutter system loose and, in some cases, even detach. Taking the time to make sure the gutters are fastened securely to your home can help it withstand these scenarios. And if they're damaged or outdated, you may consider replacing them with a sturdier option to keep your entire property protected.
Do Regular Inspections
Regular inspections are another way to help protect the system. Checking for damages like cracks, rusting, leaks, or mold and mildew allows you to do the repair right away and help keep the system in great shape.
Trim Tree Branches
Minnesota is known for its windstorms, and while you may not normally think about your landscaping impacting your gutters, with the right gust or snow load, it doesn't take much for a branch to come crashing down onto your system.
The last thing you want to deal with is punctured holes or broken systems, so we always recommend trimming branches close to the gutters or your home.
Invest in Gutter Guards
Gutter guards, also known as gutter screens or covers, are designed to keep debris like leaves and twigs out of the system. They can help reduce clogs that can cause overflow and damage to the gutters, roofing system, and even your foundation.
They also reduce the maintenance you need because they won't need to be cleaned as frequently as traditional systems, saving you time and money.
Restoration Network: Your Gutter Specialists
Malfunctioning gutters can create all kinds of problems for your home, and following our experts' tips can help.
Knowing when to repair or replace is critical; when you need a professional on the job, the Restoration Network team has you covered! From gutter installation to commercial fire damage restoration, we are committed to providing the highest level of customer service around.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 612-564-0202, or you can contact us online, and one of our team members will get back to you as quickly as possible.