Tips to Maintain the Roof and Gutters of a Residential Property by an Expert Roofing Contractor
Helpful Hints for Gutter Cleaning
Today, a member of our roof repairs team will give you a piece of advice on how to maintain your gutters clean and help you understand whether everything is working like it should. Follow the next tips if you want to make sure that the health of your roof is not at stake.
As you probably know, gutters play a very important role around the home by collecting water that comes off of the roof, and then diverting the water through the downspouts away from the foundation of your property. This is important because you do not want any erosion around the home that could affect the structural integrity of your home, and you don’t want any water seeping in your basement. If you do not hire a roofing contractor once in a few months (especially after the fall when lots of leaves are stuck in your gutters), what happens is the water will accumulate in your gutters and drift back into the overhang on your home and it won’t be long before you will be repairing water damage under there.
How to clean gutters if you do not want to use the professional services of a roofer?
Cleaning gutters is a fairly easy DIY job, especially if you have a little scoop that can help you do it faster. You can make one from a spare empty antifreeze jug you have laying around your home. Just cut it in the form you need with the help of a knife, and you will have a nice scoop to work with.
Another good idea is to always use gloves when working around the gutters because there is a lot of waste that you can cut yourself with.
While cleaning your gutters, you may discover that some roof repairs need to be made. If that is the case with you, hurry up to book an experienced roofing contractor to help you solve all minor problems before they grow bigger. For all households in Fort Worth TX, Martin A. Pitts Construction has a few very special roofing service offers. Just call us at (817) 907-2073, and we will help you not only clean your gutters, but also repair any leaks, holes, broken shingles, etc. Contact us now, we promise you will be thankful to our roofers afterwards!