April Showers Bring May Flowers: Are Your Gutters Ready?

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Now that spring is here, the warmer temperatures and inevitable April showers are arriving soon. During this seasonal transition, it’s important to provide your gutters with proper maintenance to ensure they are ready. With increased rainfall and the warm growing season, your gutters are essential to helping prevent potential issues like water damage or mold growth.

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Are Your Gutters Ready?

This checklist will help you get your gutters ready for spring:

  1. Gutter Inspection: The first place to start is to do a visual inspection of the entire length of your gutters. This helps to identify signs of damage, such as sagging, loose or missing fasteners, or cracks. A professional inspection may reveal hidden issues that can be remedied before they escalate.
  2. Clean and Clear: Gutters accumulate twigs, leaves, and debris over time that need to be removed to keep them clog-free. This is a very important task that will help ensure proper water drainage and protect both your roof and foundation from pooling rainwater.
  3. Watch for Leaks: During the next rainfall, observe! Look at the joints, seams, and connections on your gutters to see if there are any leaks. If the gutters are overflowing, there is a clog causing problems. Address leaks promptly to ensure that rain is properly diverted away from your home.
  4. Trim and Prune: If there are any trees that overhang your home, make sure they are properly trimmed (particularly any branches that are touching your roof or gutters). This helps prevent leaves and debris falling into your gutters and damage to your roofing material caused by falling branches.
  5. Install Gutter Guards: Looking for a proactive solution to prevent clogs? Gutter guards help to stop debris from entering your gutters while still allowing water to flow freely. This reduces the frequency with which gutter cleaning is needed while protecting your home from water damage.

We hope this checklist will help get your gutters in top condition for spring, while saving you from potential headaches and costly repairs down the line. If you are looking for help, our team is always here to ensure your home is protected. Don’t hesitate to reach out when you need us!