It’s important to earnestly clean your home’s gutters every spring and fall to keep them working the way they should. Here is a guide to cleaning and maintaining your gutters so you can keep your home in tip top shape.
Cleaning Your Gutters
If you have a hose-end attachment that is specifically designed for gutters. It will make your cleaning project a lot less troublesome. Here are some steps to follow if you will be cleaning your gutters from a ladder:
Step 1. Make sure to begin cleaning gutters near a downspout.
Step 2. Get rid of the large debris, such as leaves or twigs, with a trowel and dispose into a bucket.
Step 3. For cleaning out finer materials, flush out the gutter lengths with a hose starting at the opposite end of the downspout.
Gutter Maintenance and Repair
Step 1. If there is stagnant water after the gutter has been flushed, your gutter might not be sloped properly and will need to adjusted. It should decline at least ¼ inch every 10 feet toward the downspout.
If your gutter isn’t sloping enough, then detach the hangers and adjust the gutter enough to drain the right way, then reattach. Working on small sections at a time might be easier and will prevent the entire gutter system from falling.
Step 2. Check out your gutter sections and downspouts for noticeable impairment and missing parts. Your gutter’s support hangers should be spaced every 2 feet.
Step 3. Repair any leaks or potential gutter leaks.
Step 4. If you so desire, implement gutter touch-up paint in order to cover any blemishes. Repaint some or all of the gutters if needed.
If you need gutter or roofing services in Pearland, TX, contact Alpha Elite Roofing today at (832) 992-7663. We can do a complete inspection of your roof and gutters and make any repairs necessary.