DIY Gutter Care and Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid
On average, homeowners will spend between 1% to 4% of a home’s value annually on maintenance and repairs, which tend to increase as the house ages. For a $200,000 home, that’s at least $2,000 in repairs annually. And while it’s true that your roof should be inspected once or twice a year under normal circumstances, many people underestimate the impact that proper gutter care can have on preventing water damage and other home foundation issues. That being said, if you’re attempting DIY gutter care or maintenance, you should know that even small mistakes can have a big impact on overall water damage prevention. Here are just a few DIY gutter maintenance and care mistakes to avoid.
Not performing basic maintenance and cleaning your gutters often enough.
This may not seem like a major issue, but many homeowners make this mistake simply because they underestimate just how quickly dirt, leaves, and other debris can clog your home’s gutters and leave your property more susceptible to sustaining serious water damage. Take the time to at least perform a visual inspection of your gutters once per month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. When in doubt, call a professional gutter repair company.
Ignoring small repairs.
Similarly, many homeowners don’t think that small gutter problems require immediate attention. But the fact is, small gutter problems are bound to grow worse quickly and be harder to resolve with time. It’s always better to fix your gutters as soon as possible after you initially notice the problem.
Not considering a professional roofing or gutter installation company.
Finally, it’s important for all homeowners to understand that despite any experience they may have working with gutters, it’s always a better idea to hire professional roofing contractors who have acquired years of experience working on homes just like yours. Don’t underestimate the impact that having a professional evaluate your gutters can have on the overall waterproofing and protection level of your home.
Ultimately, avoiding these DIY gutter repair and maintenance mistakes can help your home’s guttering system remain durable and reliable for years to come. For more information about gutter repairs and general roofing contractors, contact Roofworks.