Gutter Services Fort Collins
A gutter system can last for decades, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never need a repair. To extending the life of your gutter system, perform regular cleaning. But what if you already have gutter damage? While many problems are repairable, sometimes you just need to go ahead and replace your gutters.
One factor in determining whether to repair or replace your gutters will be looking at the extent of the damage. If you only have one or two problematic areas, they should be easily repairable. If multiple sections of your gutters are giving you problems or you have already repaired a problem before and it keeps coming back, you should consider replacement of your gutters.
If you don’t feel comfortable making the call yourself, we can help you assess whether your issue is repairable or if replacement is the better option. We will provide an honest assessment and discuss all your options with you.
Common Gutter Concerns……
This is the most common problem of all are clogged gutters. Left to themselves, gutters and downspouts will become so clogged with debris that they become useless. The excess weight of leaves, twigs, and standing water can also make them sag and pull away from the fascia.
Clean them at least once a year, and twice a year if you have a lot of trees nearby. Colby Stockton, owner of High Road Roofing in Fort Collins, suggests performing gutter maintenance twice a year (spring and fall) with additional checks after a large storm storms.
You can clean your own gutters if you’re comfortable on a ladder, don’t mind getting wet and dirty, and don’t have an extremely tall house. After you’ve cleared the muck, flush with a garden hose to make sure they are flowing properly. If you prefer, you can hire someone to do the job for you.
Another option for resolving the problem of clogged gutters is to outfit them with gutter covers. These include mesh screens, clip-on grates, and porous foam. They still need regular maintenance, however.