The gutters are an underappreciated part of your home. Homeowners are unaware of how big of a role they have in protecting the house from water damage. With each season, your gutters will experience different weather conditions and will require specific seasonal maintenance to stay in good working condition.
Spring and the Gutters
Missouri is prone to heavy rainfall, and, with spring being the wettest season, your gutters need to properly channel rainwater away from your home. For this season, you’ll want to prioritize cleaning debris and blockage from the gutters, and repairing any cracks to minimize spills and leaks, and ultimately better protect your home from water damage.
Maintenance in Summer
The warmer conditions in summer mean you can take a bit of a break when it comes to maintenance, though there may be some rainfall from time to time. Due to the more favorable weather conditions, summer is the best time to get a head start on any gutter repair work or a full replacement.
Fall is another busy season for gutter maintenance, with the majority of your time spent on removing fallen leaves and other debris from the gutters. This season is also the time when strong winds and storms batter the state, and it’s not uncommon for your home to experience storm damage. Cleaning the gutters, along with doing any necessary repair work, helps limit the negative effects of storms on your gutters and roof.
For winter, it’s all about taking notes and observing the roof and gutters for ice dam development. Ice blockages should be dealt with as soon as possible before they form turn into bigger problems. You can handle most ice dams, but for more complex situations, we recommend you get in touch with a local contractor like us.
At Exterior Building Solutions, we’ll make sure your gutters remain in excellent working condition throughout the year. We also offer emergency roof repair services. Call us at (314) 729-7663, or fill out our contact form to learn more. We are one of the top roofing companies in St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO.