Spring Cleaning: How to Prepare Your Gutters for the New Season

Spring Cleaning: How to Prepare Your Gutters for the New Season

May 1, 2020

Are your gutters prepared for the onslaught of spring and summer storms? Now that the winter weather has receded and the temperatures are slowly inching upward, it’s time to make sure that your home’s exterior is ready to go. You’re undoubtedly mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. You might be shoring up your driveway or refinishing your front porch. But what are you doing in terms of spring cleaning gutter maintenance in Oklahoma City?

Before it gets too hot outside—and before you’re stuck with a failing gutter system—take a few minutes to make sure that your gutter system is performing the way it should be.

Check for structural damage

The first thing to do is take a slow walk around your home. Check your home’s gutters and downspouts to make sure that they’re still in good working shape. Check for signs of stress such as cracks, chips and bends throughout your system. You should also make sure that your gutters are still securely affixed to your home.

If you have other drainage systems on your property, like a subsurface drainage system, it’s a smart idea to check the physical condition of those, too.

Check the fascia

One of the most often overlooked aspects of spring cleaning gutter maintenance in Oklahoma City is the checking of your home’s fascia. The fascia is the bit of material that covers your house where the roof meets the outer walls. To determine whether your fascia is in good shape, look for dips and sags along the edges of your home’s roof. This could indicate that your home is damaged and needs to be replaced.

Clean out your gutters

Over the course of the winter, it’s a good bet that your gutters have gotten small pieces of debris stuck in them. Clumps of mud, leaves and sticks are all common items found in gutters. Take the time to clean out all of this unwanted gunk. You should be sure to clean out your home’s downspouts, too. Otherwise, you could discover that water isn’t draining off the roof correctly, or that clogs have formed.

Going through your gutters inch by inch is also an excellent opportunity to figure out whether or not any critters like squirrels or birds have made your gutters their home.

Let us cover it

You could go to the effort of spring cleaning gutter maintenance in Oklahoma City all by yourself and hope you get it right, or you could contact the highly-skilled pros at L & S Seamless Guttering. We’re proud to offer the best sales, fabrication, installation, repair and cleaning of gutters of every shape and size.

Whether your needs are commercial or residential, we can make sure that your gutters work perfectly. That’s the same promise we’ve made to customers since we first opened our doors in 1982. It’s a promise we’ve been able to keep because of our commitment to providing first-rate service at an incredible price.

When you need the best, call in the experts at L & S Seamless Guttering. You won’t regret it!

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