Keeping Your Gutters in Good Shape

It’s that time of year again when leaves are falling and rain is pouring. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give your gutters a second thought – until they start overflowing and causing water damage to your home. Cleaning and maintaining your gutters may not be the most fun task on your to-do list, but it’s important in order to keep your home in tip-top shape.

Here are a few tips from the experts at DryTech Exteriors on how to clean and maintain your gutters:

1. Inspect your gutters regularly.

The best way to prevent problems is to inspect your gutters on a regular basis – at least once a month. Look for any cracks, holes, or rust spots that need to be repaired. Also, make sure that the downspouts are clear and free of debris.

2. Clean your gutters regularly.

Even if you don’t see any visible problems with your gutters, it’s important to clean them out on a regular basis. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can build up over time and cause problems – such as clogs – down the road.

3. Be careful when cleaning your gutters.

It’s important to be careful when cleaning your gutters so that you don’t damage them further. Use a soft-bristled brush or hose attachment to gently remove any debris that has built up in the gutters. Avoid using power washers or high-pressure hoses, as this can damage the gutters or loosen them from their mounts.

4. Call a professional if you need help.

Cleaning and maintaining your gutters can be a difficult and dangerous task – especially if you have a multi-story home. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, or if you don’t have the time, call a professional like DryTech Exteriors for help. We’re always happy to help our clients keep their homes in top condition!

If you have any questions about cleaning or maintaining your gutters, or if you need help with any roofing or exterior projects, please don’t hesitate to call us at 937-315-7307. We’re always happy to help!