Preparing Your Gutters for Summer Storms

Drenching downpour rain storm water is overflowing off gutters

Let’s go over the important steps to prepare your gutters for summer storms.

As summer draws ever closer, it’s crucial to prioritize your gutter maintenance routine. By ensuring your gutters are well-maintained and ready for the upcoming season, you can protect your home against water damage during summer storms. Let’s go over the important steps to prepare your gutters for summer storms, providing peace of mind throughout the season.

Clean Your Gutters

Start by removing the debris and leaves accumulated in your gutters over time. Use a sturdy ladder, gloves, and a shovel to scoop out the gunk safely. 

Go slowly to avoid damaging the gutters, and ensure you wear the right safety equipment. Clogged gutters cause water to overflow, leading to potential damage to your roof and home’s foundation, as well as mold and mildew growth.

Inspect Your Gutters for Damage

Summer can be harsh on gutter systems. Inspect your gutters for obvious damage from the ground and on the roof. Make sure your gutters do not have leaks or signs of rust and remain firmly secure. A trusted professional should repair apparent damages before the summer storms move in.

Ensure Proper Drainage

Your gutters must slope in the correct direction to let water flow freely toward the downspouts. Use a level to determine if the gutters are properly aligned and adjust them as needed to ensure proper drainage and prevent standing water in certain areas. This keeps your gutters from overflowing and prevents water damage to your home.

Install Gutter Guards

Another way to protect your gutters this summer is installing gutter guards to prevent debris buildup. Gutter guards act as a shield, stopping leaves, twigs, and other junk from entering while allowing water to flow freely. There are different types of gutter guards, such as screens, foam inserts, or mesh covers. Choose the one that suits your needs and budget. Installing gutter guards will significantly reduce the frequency of gutter cleaning and maintenance.

Seal Any Gutter Leaks

If your gutters are leaking, they cannot handle the massive amounts of rainwater that summer storms can bring. Water leaking from your gutters can build up in your driveway or yard and seep into the foundation of the property’s structures. Before the first round of storms rolls through thoroughly, inspect your entire gutter system for cracks in the sealant, holes, gaps, and other places in the gutters where water leaks. If you find any leaks or holes, patch them as quickly as possible or call a gutter specialist to fix them for you.

Professional Gutter Repair and Installation

Thank you for considering Gutter Freedom as your preferred choice for gutter installation, protection, and repair. With over ten years of proven excellence, we bring our expertise to your doorstep and ensuring that your home is equipped with a gutter system that stands the test of time. Contact us today to experience the Gutter Freedom and Home difference – where quality, experience, and customer satisfaction converge. Please reach out to us at 727-266-0355 for the fastest service. For other inquiries, please contact us via email at [email protected].

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