Gutters 101

Gutters can be easily forgotten when it comes to home maintenance, but they are not something that should be taken lightly. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home, and if left unrepaired, moisture can seep into your home. This can cause rotting, rust spots, cracks and eventually foundation damage.

Once your gutters Omaha systems are damaged, you have to deal with the difficult decision of repairing or replacing them. Do you know how to fix gutters or are you going to have to call a professional to come help you? Or should you have completely new gutters installed?

This is a big decision for your house and your wallet, so be sure to read over our guidelines to help you decide what is best.

  1. Trivial damage
    The first thing you should do before you make a decision is to take a look at the damage. If your gutters Omaha systems have a few cracks and holes in only a few sections, repairing is the better option.

You might be thinking to yourself, “well if it is an easy fix, I’ll save money and do it myself.” That’s incorrect, because it doesn’t matter how many YouTube videos you watched, you are still not a professional. Repairing something on you own can cost you more money because you do not own the proper safety equipment for accessing your gutters. Also, any incorrect “fix” can lead to you paying more in the long run. That is why it is important to hire a professional to perform these minor repairs. Other minor fixes include:

• Screwing in lose hangers

• Fastening two guttering sections

  1. Extensive damage
    If your gutters Omaha systems are extensively damaged, the best option is installing new ones to prevent future damage to your home exterior. It is important to hire a professional to come out and assess the damage.

When there are a lot of minor repairs like holes, cracks, leaking seams, rust spots, clogging, sagging and water damage, you will want to get a full replacement. These problems are no quick fix, so be sure to get them replaced right away!

Are you wondering, why are gutters so important for your house? The short answer is they keep water away from your house. You might overlook rain water, but the truth is it can really damage your home! The reason houses have gutters is to keep water away from your roof and the side of your house. That being said, you know when to clean your home’s gutters.

  1. Think about gutter guards
    Have you ever heard of gutter guards? It’s okay to say no, it’s common to forget about gutters when you have a whole house to worry about. But this is why you should get gutter guards, they protect your home from debris and rainwater. One thing to know about gutters is that bees, wasps and mosquitoes will make it their home if there is standing water in them. However, gutter guards can prevent this from happening.

Gutter guards also protect your foundation from damage. If your foundation is damaged it can lead to cracked and uneven flooring. Water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, so do what you can to prevent any upcoming nightmares.

Hire us
Many homeowners forget to inspect their gutters occasionally, which prevent them from detecting gutter damage early on. Annual maintenance for your gutters ensure that they are functioning correctly throughout. You can call us or fill out the form below!

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