Uncontrolled water and moisture are perhaps the most common causes of problems for many parts of your home. The troubles they bring about can lead to costly siding repair, foundational fixes, or, in worst cases, a full roof replacement. This puts managing water, particularly rainwater, at a high priority when it comes to keeping your house in good shape.
Gutters are your first line of defense when it comes to handling rainwater flow off your roof. Unfortunately, even the best quality gutters can be prone to standing water problems. Here are a few tips from our experts at 3JM Exteriors, Inc. on how to avoid standing water in your gutters.
When rainwater is not channeled properly by your gutters and downspouts they can start overflowing into other parts of your home. The first ones usually hit are your windows and siding, where they can lead to premature window replacement or unsightly staining on your exterior walls. Sometimes, the water can drip too close to your foundations, leading to settling problems or basement flooding.
The best way to avoid standing water in your gutters is to clean them regularly. In the fall when nearby trees are shedding most of their foliage, it’s even necessary to increase the frequency of your gutter cleaning. Contact your local roofing and gutter specialist and ask them to include clearing away debris inside your gutters in your seasonal roof inspection and maintenance routine.
Avoiding Gutter Problems for Good
Talk to your general contractor about installing an effective gutter protection system to avoid dealing with clogged gutters at all. These covers prevent leaves and other debris from blocking the flow of rainwater inside your gutters and downspouts, saving you a lot of time and trouble in the future.
At 3JM Exteriors, Inc., we are your leading provider of gutter guard installation and gutter maintenance services. Give us a call at (630) 985-6494 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection or request an estimate for exterior renovations today. We serve homeowners in Naperville, as well as other surrounding areas in IL.