Many homeowners take their gutters for granted. Don't let that happen to you. Here's a helpful guide to gutter cleaning and repair for you!
The average cost of a major roof repair is $1,000-3,000.
Without regular gutter cleaning and repair, moisture collects and finds its way into your roof and foundation. Sometimes clogged gutters aren't as obvious as a pile of leaves sitting on top.
That means you'll need to be up there cleaning them regularly or find someone who can do it for you. Cleaning the gutters can be a simple and painless task if done correctly.
Top 10 things your insurance company doesn't want you to know when filing for your Denver hail damage claim for gutter damage
May 8: the hailstorm that raged over west metro Denver is the costliest ever, racking up to $1.4 billion in damages. That’s three times more expensive than the state’s most damaging wildfire. An insurance industry trade group estimates more than 150,000 auto claims will be filed, in addition to 50,000 homeowner’s insurance claims. While their estimate might be conservative, it’s likely to climb on the dollar scale.
If you live in Denver, then you are no stranger to hailstorms. These sudden yet common occurrences can be anywhere from a mild annoyance to a damaging deluge of ice particles raining from the sky. In fact, according to data from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (which monitors this stuff for insurance companies), Colorado has the second highest amount of claims in the country, right after Texas.
But how much damage can hail do? Well, as it turns out, a significant amount. According to that same data, Colorado experiences around four catastrophic (rated as $25 million or more in damages) hailstorms per year, which can add up to a lot of money.
Repairing a gutter system takes a lot of work that no amount of duct tape could fix. Depending on the extent of the damage, entire gutter systems may need to be replaced. Other times, the problem can be fixed by resealing or re-securing the gutter. In any case, the first step to solving your gutter problem is figuring out what the problem is in the first place.
Signs That Your Gutter Needs Fixing
Colorado loves to flaunt its seasonal weather. Rain, snow, hail, and strong winds bring heavy winters and lush springs, and beautiful weather in between, but the elements take a serious toll on residential gutter systems. You can replace rusted sections or patch them up, but doing so requires frequent upkeep and financial investment. Rust is irreversible, and replacement is usually the only way to fix the problem.