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The Importance of Summertime Gutter Maintenance

The summer months are here which means warmer weather and summertime storms – both of which can have damaging effects to your gutter system. Here are some ways that the summertime weather can affect your home’s gutter system: 

High Temperatures

Summer heat can cause plants to suffer, including the trees that surround your home. The high temperatures can cause the leaves to drop, likely building up in your gutter. A clogged gutter has the potential to cause water leaks on the inside of your home, leading to wall and ceiling damage. The warmer weather can also cause gutters to warp, allowing water to leak into the interior of your home and cause mold to occur within the wood and concrete that makes up your home’s infrastructure.

Routine cleaning and a gutter guard can help prevent debris build-up, leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy the summer months!

Storm Season

Summer storms are also a likely cause of gutter damage. Hail and other weather incidents can leave your gutters damaged, which is why it’s best to inspect your gutters after any large storm. Hail, strong winds and rain can compromise the condition of your gutter system and they won’t be able to function properly, leading to leaks and pooling water. 

Debris from storms can also be a concern because a clogged gutter can prevent the storm water from moving away from your home and can lead to flooding. Flooding around the home can lead to foundation issues – a much more costly problem that can be avoided with routine gutter maintenance care!

Unwanted Pests

In the summer, birds, insects and squirrels are looking for a cool and shady spot to call home. Your gutters can be the ideal spot for unwanted pests to dwell. If your gutters are not routinely cleaned, the standing water that exists in them can be the perfect place for mosquitoes, insects, frogs, snakes and any other animal to call home. Where there is a will, there is a way and animals will do whatever they can to seek shade during the summer months. Having animals reside in your gutter system can lead to clogs, dents and other damage to your home. Proper routine maintenance and cleaning of your gutters can decrease the likelihood of animals to reside in your gutter system. 

Performing routine cleaning of leaves and debris from your gutters can help reduce buildup and prevent clogs – avoiding any unnecessary costly repairs. Gutter cleaning is an important task that can help save you from any serious or expensive damage to your home.

When it comes to gutter installation and maintenance, GutterPros is your best option. Our dedicated, trained employees are experts in how to make your gutters work and look their best. We provide affordable, quick and high-quality service to your gutters. To get in touch with our team, call us at (314) 656-7195. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and provide a free estimate!