Gutter repair: Maintaining your gutters

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Maintaining your gutters can go a long way in keeping the frequency of gutter repair to a minimum. While...

Maintaining your gutters can go a long way in keeping the frequency of gutter repair to a minimum. While there are many things that can be done to keep your gutters looking better and working flawlessly, these simple tricks are key:

Clean

The best thing you can do for your gutters is to clean them out twice a year. Get in there after a rain and dislodge all the leaves and clutter that could be packed in there. Make sure that the clumps of debris you pull out of there doesn't go into the drains, so as not to clog them up.

Flush

Take a garden hose and flush out the gutters. This will keep them lasting longer and it will tell you if the gutters are draining correctly. After you get done flushing the gutters free of any loose particles, keep a check on the actual gutters and make sure they are still in good condition for the upcoming season.

When to fix your gutters

While you are cleaning and flushing, check over the gutter and see if it is sagging. Also check for any holes or dents, and see if the hangers are bent. There are many times that the hangers will need replacing before the gutters will. If they are sagging, they may be in need of repair. If you notice gutters that have pulled free of their hanger or are dangling from the side of the home, repair is definitely an option.

If you are in need of gutter repair, your Atlanta-area roofers are able to assist you and answer any of the questions that you may have. Don't worry about a thing; they're helpful and knowledgeable about gutters as well as roofing!

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