Gutter maintenance isn’t one of the most fun household chores, but it’s extremely important to keep your roof in good shape. In this blog, we’ll explain some tips and tricks to help with your gutter maintenance, so you can get it done safely!
As roofing pros, we understand just about everything there is to know about safety when working on your roof. Even though your gutters might not be too high in the air, it’s important to recognize that a fall from any height is dangerous. This is why you need a good ladder and someone to help keep it stable.
As for other safety equipment, use gloves, wear a mask to protect yourself from allergens and use non-slip shoes.
Now that you know what you need to get started, let’s go more in detail on the gutters themselves. You should clean your gutters as often as you can, but if you want to just do the minimum, we recommend twice a year. The timeframe we typically recommend is before winter and before spring.
Remember to inspect your downspouts too. Look for rust, leaks, and corroded joints. The same is true of the gutters themselves.
If you notice your gutters or downspouts look old and beat up, it might be wise to get a replacement. The storms in Texas can get intense and you need working gutters to protect your home. It’s worth it to get a new system if the old one will fail when you need it most.
T. Williams Roofing should be your go-to experts for emergency roof repair. We’ve helped families in our community recover from storms for generations. We have the expertise to help. Contact us at (832) 894-7663 or fill out an online contact form to set up an inspection.