We all know that our roofs can be an expensive adventure if you need repair or replacement. But we too often forget that our gutters need to be maintained and cleaned. They need to be properly cleaned to prevent clogs, especially if your home is under trees with falling debris.
For those that live in regions with heavy rains (think Spring thunderstorms in the South), is important to have a sturdy gutter system to withstand the strong wings and heavy rain. Your local roofing company or gutter specialist will be able to go over the different types of gutters for you. Aluminum is the most common option that we see, but something like galvanized steel may be best to withstand stronger weather.
It's also vital to keep your existing gutters maintained and cleaned. Regardless of how old your system is, it's probably best to have a professional come out for continuous cleaning. Not only will they be able to clean out debris and help prevent clogs, but they will also be able to spot potential issues and repairs to ensure you have no future/extensive damage. As well as verifying the proper flow of water through the gutters and downspouts. Gutters Tyler TX is an expert in the field of proper gutter installation and such cleanings.
You could also consider adding rain barrels for collection, as well as French drains below to help with the water runoff. It's obvious that we want to make sure water is controlled off the roof through the gutters, but don't forget about where the water goes afterwards. Ensuring proper drainage and runoff will help prevent damage to the ground (soil erosion) and your entire structure.
The repairs again are not something we normally think of, until it's too late and you have a rainwater leak and you start to see damage to the house or landscaping.
We strongly recommend considering adding gutter guards to your current, or next gutter system. A preventive measure to help with debris, clogs and also pests from getting into your gutters.
Contact a local company to learn more about not only your current gutter system and repair options, but to learn about your region and possibly some tips to help prevent possible damage to your roof, gutters, and home.