Inclement weather can really give your roof a beating. Snow can cause structural problems and ice dams can build up and crack your gutters. Additionally, rain can cause your gutters can fill with water, trash, dirt, and debris. If they aren’t cleaned, they could have too much excess weight and break. Whitaker Roofing services cannot only replace broken gutters, but they can also clean out your rain gutters, an important preventative measure.
The Necessity of Rain Gutters
Thought they might be inconspicuous, rain gutters are an extremely important part of your home’s structure. Their purpose is to redirect water from dripping down on the sides of your house, causing damage to your exterior walls. In addition, it keeps water from seeping into your foundation and causing your home to sink.
As such, rain gutters require regular upkeep and cleaning to ensure that the water is flowing through them properly. If dirt, branches, and leaves build up, it could block that water and cause it to pour over the edges of the gutters. This can cause significant water damage if it’s left untreated, costing you an unnecessary amount of money, up to thousands of dollars.
In addition, excess water and debris can put a lot of excess weight onto your gutters. This might result in leaks or cracks, or cause them to become completely detached from your home or business. Regular cleaning can prevent this kind of damage from happening, saving you money on replacements. Your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, and even more if you live in an area with high rainfall. Also, be on the lookout for any potential problems with your gutters.
Investing a small amount of money to have your gutters regularly is an investment—it can save you a lot of money on gutter replacements or water damage later on.
Rain Gutter Cleaning Process
Whitaker Roofing will complete the entire rain gutter cleaning process. We start by going through and removing any large debris from the gutters, such as twigs, leaves, and branches. It might be necessary to shovel out packed in dirt or debris. We utilize tools to spray out the gutters ensuring that the water drains properly.
If the gutter is left with standing water, it usually indicates that it isn’t sloped correctly. Our experts will detach the portions that don’t drain and reconnect them at a slightly different angle, ensuring the water flows towards the drain properly.
They will also make sure that the downslope is draining properly—this might require them to disassemble the screws and remove the bottom portion. Using a strong stream of water, we will power wash upwards until the clog has loosened and eliminated. If whatever is clogging the drain won’t be removed from the water pressure, we might insert a snaking device that can go up further on the drain.
Rain Gutter Replacement
If your gutters are beginning to age or rust, or if they are falling off the roof, it might be an indication that they need to be replaced. In addition, watch for leaks, as those gutters generally need to be replaced as well. Whitaker Roofing can come in and remove the old gutters before they install new ones. If only a portion requires fixing, we can ensure that the material of the new gutters matches the material of the existing ones.
If your gutters are in need of rejuvenation, contact our expert workman at Whitaker Roofing. Our rain gutter cleaning process is incredibly quick and efficient, ensuring that the water flows the right way.