Gutters should be maintained

Your roof system’s drainage system includes a gutter system. You will not receive regular gutter cleaning without the assistance of a roofing contractor. Every few months, you should clean and maintain your gutters and downspouts.

Stormwater must not back up or overflow from gutters. Water can overflow from the gutter and cause damage to your foundation, your basement, or even the foundation itself. It is better to avoid structural damage and have your gutters cleaned by a professional than risking it.

Gutter maintenance often involves climbing up on a ladder to clean them. You have many tools, but a plastic scoop or a ladder are the best ways to clean gutters. It is important to not bend or lean on the gutter when cleaning it. This can cause damage to the roof system. It is important to clean out your gutters with a garden hose. Then, flush the downspouts with the same hose.

It is crucial to maintain downspouts, and ensure that they flow freely. A leaf strainer is a good tool to ensure that every downspout opening is free of debris after a storm.

Leaf guards or metal screening can be used to prevent leaf accumulation. These items can be especially helpful if you live near large trees or shrubs that could quickly clog your gutter system.

Contact us today if you’re interested in regular gutter cleanings that are safe and efficient. We can take care of your downspout and gutter maintenance.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.