Keeping Gutters Clean And In Good Condition
Alex's Painting & Decorating specializes in gutter maintenance. We know the importance of keeping gutters clean and in good condition. This keeps unwanted moisture and debris from building up on your roof or in the gutters, which can lead to mold and mildew over time. Too many leaves, twigs, and too much mud can weigh down your gutters, causing them to sag and crack, which in turn can cause your roof shingles to do the same. Roof material that is weighed down will shift and separate, leading to leaks in the roof and cracks on the ceiling inside your home.
Regular gutter maintenance is not only important, it’s easy. With our experienced experts, we do all the work for you. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. We remove debris by hand and with a handheld blower, also using a hose if necessary. We then inspect for corrosion, holes, dents, sagging, or leaking areas as well as loose or bent hangers and spikes. We will notify you of any needed repairs and give you an estimate before we make them.
Next, the downspout and other gutter areas are flushed with a gutter cleaning tool, which also helps determine if your gutters are draining well. If standing water becomes an issue, we can increase the grade of your gutters. If your downspout is especially clogged, we may remove it to take out the debris and reattach it. When it comes to rust, we will sand away minor rust or replace sections with significant rust to the metal.
Finally, we address and remedy ice damming. This occurs when melted snow refreezes at the roof overhang, which traps water under shingles. This can cause leaks. We can prevent future ice damming with heat tape, or by installing snow guards. We will remove the ice and apply the necessary techniques to keep it from happening again.
If you have or had an issue with birds nesting in your gutters, which also causes clogging, here’s what we can do. Alex's Painting & Decorating will clean away the old nest and then tie a cord to the soffit, letting it hang down slightly over the area. Birds do not like anything hanging above them, so they will not nest there again.
Give us a call for all your gutter cleaning, repair, and maintenance needs.