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Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home against water damage. Unfortunately, gutters are also often overlooked, resulting in premature gutter failure and prompting an untimely replacement. If you recently had your gutters installed, you might be wondering how you can maximize their lifespan.

 

 

In this article, gutter system and gutter shield company Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore shares the most effective ways to prolong the service life of gutters.

Ensure Proper Sizing

Making sure that your gutters are the right size and can handle the amount of rainfall your area normally experiences can contribute to a longer gutter lifespan. Since gutters are attached to the roof, properly sized gutters are also less likely to damage your roof.

Perform Regular Cleaning

Gutters that are free of organic debris such as leaves and twigs are more efficient at directing water away from your home. Gutter cleaning should be done twice a year in the spring and during autumn, but you can choose to have your gutters cleaned more often than that.

Trim Surrounding Trees

You can lessen the amount of leaves that accumulate in your gutters by trimming the trees surrounding your roof. Just make sure to use ladders safely and to wear the proper tree-trimming gear, such as gloves and goggles.

Invest in Gutter Shields

A gutter system without any type of gutter shield is like a house without a roof. Needless to say, your gutters are more exposed to the elements and are thus more prone to premature failure without gutter covers. Invest in efficient an efficient gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet to give your gutters a fighting chance against rainfall and debris.

If you’re looking for a gutter and gutter protection company you can trust, look no further than Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore. Call us at (866) 333-8150 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here. We serve Salisbury, Maryland.