How to Save Money with your Gutters
Home gutters are one of the first line of defense for your home and business. Their main role is to prevent water from pooling on your roof, slipping into cracks, and then making its way into your foundation. Having a small amount of effort in gutter maintenance can help any home or business owner save thousands of dollars in avoidable home repairs. Water damage restoration cost as of 2017 average from $1,047-$3,672. That’s a lot of money that could have been saved by simply cleaning your gutters.
The best times to clean your gutters are in the beginning of spring and at the end of autumn. You should wait until all the leaves have fallen from the trees near your home before you begin fall cleaning, this will prevent you from going up more than what’s necessary. If you hear water sloshing over the sides of your roof instead of going through the downspout there is a high probability that you have a clogged gutter
During the rainy season is the best time to investigate your gutters. You can go outside and take a note of where the water is flowing. Be sure to wait until the rain has passed and that your roof and ladder have dried up before climbing up and inspecting your gutter. If you feel uncomfortable climbing a ladder or being on top of a roof, then for your own safety you may want to hire a professional gutter contractor.