Many homeowners are eagerly anticipating the return of spring’s warm, pleasant temperatures. However, this season can also bring heavy rain and winds. You’ll need to take measures to ensure that your roof and gutter systems are prepared to handle what’s to come. Below are some helpful tips to get your gutters ready for spring showers and avoid costly roof repairs.
3 Tips to Prepare Gutters for Spring
1. Check for Damage
After the snow, ice and strong winds from winter storms, you should check your roof and gutters for damage. This could include corrosion, holes and fissures, missing shingles or sagging gutters. Loose fasteners should be tightly secured and missing fasteners must be replaced. Problems should be repaired right away to avoid leaving your home’s siding, attic, and ceilings vulnerable to water damage.
2. Clean the Gutters
Even if you cleaned your gutters in the fall, they’ll likely need attention in the spring following winter storms. Straggling leaves or weak branches could have been blown into the gutter, as could dirt, grit, and other debris from the elements. Wildlife may also have made nests or otherwise taken up residence in your gutter system. Remove all debris from gutters to ensure that rain water is able to flow properly to your downspouts.
3. Hire a Professional for Roof Repair
If you find granules or shingle fragments in your gutter, or if you can see damage from the ground level, you’ll need to fix the issue. A roofing contractor will perform a thorough inspection of your roofing system and can safely make the repairs as needed.
When it’s time to schedule professional roofing and gutter installation or repairs, turn to the experienced roofers at Prizio Roofing & Siding Co. in New Canaan, CT. For over 50 years, this family-owned and -operated company has offered high-quality roofing and gutter services to customers throughout Fairfield County, CT. From siding and roof repairs to shingle replacement and gutter repairs, count on them for personalized service and professional workmanship. Call (203) 322-9009 today to book a roof repair service with a contractor or visit them online to schedule a free estimate.