It's just a network of half-pipes surrounding the eaves of your roof. Why should you make sure it's always in top shape? In fact, you can just leave them there, hope they won't fall off, and they'd still do a great job. True enough, gutters are made to last, but they cannot survive forever. They will need proper maintenance to make sure they function properly. And no, they're not just added ornaments at the eaves of your roof.
Rain gutters are greatly important if you're into keeping up appearances. Additionally, they're extremely important because they save your property from dealing with basement flooding and other relevant foundational problems. Without gutters, your property's foundations crumble a bit because of the wayward water that flows directly into the soil across your yard.
Without rain gutters, your sidings will always have a brown-golden streak because of the granules from your roofing material mixed with dirt that you left hanging because you refused to clean it. In addition, standing water on gutters will cause rust, which will affect the aesthetics of your siding if you leave it unattended.
It is for this reason reliable Denver CO roofers always stress the proper installation, alignment, and maintenance of gutters. Without them, your property's lifespan and curb appeal will be reduced and lost within less than a decade. To ensure your gutters are always working properly, here are a few things to remember according to The Spruce.
If Gutter Contents Are Damp
Cleaning gutters is less messy when the contents are dry and loose, but sometimes you need to clean them while the debris is wet. When gutter contents are wet, you can either use what might be called the scoop and drop method or the gutter bucket method.
Scoop and Drop
The scoop and drop method involves scooping out the gutter and dropping the contents onto a plastic tarp or drop cloth lying on the ground below. This method is fastest, and all you have to do is move the plastic tarp along the ground with you as you move the ladder. When the tarp gets full, just dump the leaves into your compost bin or trash bag.
The gutter bucket method is fairly common and involves using a plastic bucket with a metal handle. Cut the handle in two at the center. Then, bend the ends of the handle halves into hook shapes that you then hook onto the edge of the gutter. You simply scoop out the debris from the gutter and empty it into the bucket. Be ready to do a lot of climbing up and down the ladder to empty the bucket as you fill it.
If Gutter Contents Are Dry (Continued)
Lastly, make sure you're working with an experienced team of professionals that have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to roofing maintenance, gutter installations, and cleaning. We at Roper Roofing extend our hand in providing top-quality solutions for all your gutter and roofing needs. Contact us today.