Gutters are important to your foundation. They ensure that the water running off the roof of your home doesn’t displace the soil around your foundation, which can lead to leaks. However, without proper maintenance, your gutters don’t function as they should. Fortunately, you can use the following strategy to protect your gutters and your foundation.

Have Your Gutters Inspected

For many homeowners, gutters are out of sight; therefore, they are out of homeowners’ minds. As such, many people aren’t aware of problematic gutters until damage resulting from gutters is significant. With this in mind, our team at Anderson Exteriors recommends that homeowners get their gutters inspected routinely. Inspections conducted by professionals will uncover problems that are easily eliminated without inconveniencing homeowners.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Another step that is critical to ensure your gutters are working properly is cleaning your gutters. When your gutters are filled with debris, they don’t work as they should. In fact, debris can cause your gutters to clog, which can lead to water spilling over the sides of your gutter. When water is allowed to spill over for an extended time, you could be exposing your home to critters and leaks.

Get Problems Repaired Immediately

There are a lot of household repair items you can delay, but you can’t delay gutter repairs. From holes in your gutters to gaps in your connections, the longer you wait to repair these problems, the more you increase exposure to your home. Fortunately, repairing damaged gutters isn’t costly or time-consuming. Our team at Anderson Exteriors can easily fix gutter repairs.

Take Preventive Action to Protect Gutters

Finally, it’s important to ensure that you protect your gutters throughout the year. Cleaning your gutters is an easy way to protect your gutters, but it’s not enough. You should consider installing a protective barrier over the top of your gutters to prevent leaves from accumulating in the fall. Additionally, you should remove clogs that may prevent water from flowing.

Signs Your Gutters Need Maintenance

Fortunately, your gutters will let you know when you need maintenance. In fact, you can evaluate your gutters simply by observing the perimeter of your home. If you notice displaced soil close to the foundation of your home, you may have a problem with your gutter. Also, if you notice bugs and other insects inside your home, then it’s possible these critters have access to your home due to an opening created by the water from your gutters.

When it comes to your exteriors, such as your gutters, we are here to help. We have years of experience helping homeowners protect their homes by maintaining their gutters. If you suspect you need repair, don’t hesitate to give us a call so that we can schedule an appointment to examine your gutters.