Your home’s gutters are vital to keeping your home in top shape, meaning you’ll have to keep the system in top shape as well. This means, keeping up with its regular maintenance of cleaning and inspections. Unfortunately, some homeowners tend to do this only twice a year, which can cause a bevy of problems for you. In fact, it’s often recommended that you maintain your gutters for the entirety of the year instead of just checking on it every few months.
In this post, gutter installation and roofing company Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration discusses the main reasons why you should maintain your gutters year-round.
Granule Build Up
If you have an asphalt roof, it has a sand-like grit, called granules, that protects it from UV rays. Unfortunately, heavy rain can cause these granules to fall into your gutters, which can accumulate if left unchecked and trap small twigs and leaves. This will prevent water from properly flowing in your gutters and affect your siding and roofing system. Therefore, always make sure to remove the granules from your gutters to prevent this.
Like asphalt granules, debris like leaves, twigs and pine needles can fall into your gutters and build up. This will obstruct the flow of water and prevent it from draining properly. Unfortunately, this can happen anytime of the year, especially during the fall season and after a bad storm. Therefore, always make sure to free your gutters from these types of debris every few weeks to prevent clogging. Alternatively, you can also have some gutter and roofing contractors install a gutter guard into the system to minimize this problem
On the other hand, if you live in an area with a wetter-than-average climate, your gutters may not be able to handle the volume of water it’s receiving, especially during storms. Once this happens, the excess water can overflow and damage your patio or even the foundation of your home. With that in mind, consider inspecting your gutters every now and then and replace it with larger variants if necessary.
For your gutter maintenance needs, simply turn to gutter and roofing company Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration. We are your number one provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (865) 248-2772 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, Lebanon and other nearby areas in TN.