Gutters are perhaps one of the most overlooked parts of your home when considering maintenance. The truth is, they perform a crucial role in handling water flow that helps prevent problems in almost every other part of your exterior. Having good gutter maintenance as well as adequate gutter protection is essential in keeping this hardy fixture in your home in good working condition.
One of the biggest problems gutters face is corrosion. What causes this issue and what can you as a homeowner do to prevent it from occurring?
Over time, debris like fallen leaves and small branches from nearby trees can find their way inside your gutters and downspouts. These can cause clogging and keep rainwater from flowing from the roof to a safe drainage site. Gutter Helmet® is one of the best gutter protection systems available today that can help prevent this problem from happening. As it is, it’s best to regularly clean the gutters and make sure that they are clear of any obstruction.
Most modern gutters are typically coated with a protective anti-corrosion layer. However, friction from the debris can often scrape away this layer, exposing portions of the metal to the elements and giving rust a starting point from which it can spread. Regularly clearing away anything that might cause scratches on the gutters is essential keeping rust from developing.
Your gutters are only as good as the installation. This is why it’s important to trust only trained and licensed contractors to handle your gutter installation. Properly built and installed gutters last longer and perform better than ones that have been done by inexperienced contractors.
At Gutter Helmet of Dallas-Fort Worth, we are your leading provider of gutter installation, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (817) 494-7200, or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today.