Spring Cleaning Your Gutters
With the arrival of spring comes spring cleaning. While most homeowners think of this as an indoor chore, the outside of your house needs plenty of attention, as well. In particular, gutters can get extremely messy over the winter.
This leads to headaches and possible dangers if they aren’t cleaned properly. Today, we’ll give you a basic primer on what to watch out for when cleaning gutters and how to clean them safely.
More and more homeowners are taking advantage of the advancements made in the design of gutter leaf covers.
On average gutter covers (also known as leaf covers) fall into one of three categories; screens, perforated panels and solid covers.
How Long Do Gutters Last
When it comes to your home, it's important to keep up with regular maintenance tasks to ensure that everything is in good working order. One of the most important, but often overlooked parts of your home is the gutter system, but how long do gutters last? This depends on the material they are made of and how often they are cleaned and maintained. What can you do to extend their life? Keep reading for answers to these questions and help you choose the right material for your replacement gutters.
Vinyl Gutters Can Last Ten Years or More
The most common gutter material is vinyl since it is the most cost-effective and easiest to install. Vinyl gutters can also be painted to match your roof or the color of your siding. However, of all the types of gutter material, vinyl wears down faster and has the shortest lifespan.
In climates that are wet or salty, vinyl gutters may need to be replaced every ten years but in drier areas, these gutters may last even longer, possibly up to twenty years.
Living in Colorado, we’ve all witnessed some damaging hailstorms. It’s reported that Colorado has the second-highest number of hail claims in the US. These mean hailstorms cause significant damage to roofs, windows, and gutter systems, leaving homeowners stressed out trying to find professionals to repair the damage done to their homes.
If your home has been damaged by hail, you may be wondering what to do next. While it can be difficult to know where to start, this guide will help you get started on the process of repairing the damage. Keep in mind that it is important to act as soon as possible, as hail damage can lead to further problems down the road. Let's look at some of the steps you need to take after being hit by hail.