If you installed a gutter system a while back, you’re probably already noticing the benefits. There are fewer instances where water is affecting your exterior walls or siding, and your roof no longer has a problem with pooling rainwater. That being said, your gutters are not indestructible, and certain elements can even clog them, leading to an earlier deterioration due to excessive water damage.
What you can do to prevent that is to use preventive repair and maintenance in order to keep your gutters in good condition. Here are a few simple San Jose roofing company repair and maintenance tips:
- Clear any debris and check to see if your gutters were clogged during the winter and early spring by various types of debris, such as leaves and tree branches blown onto your roof by the wind. This step is very important, since pooled water in your gutter system can lead to mold and mildew as well as attracting certain pests, birds and insects.
- Realign your gutters if you notice that they were dislodged or pulled out of their proper place. This job might require some special equipment or the presence of an expert, but the basic idea is to make sure that water doesn’t drip between your gutters and home, and that the gutter system remains sloped so that water doesn’t pool in one area.
- Consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris from falling into your gutter system and ensuring that future cleaning and maintenance can be done more efficiently.