St George Ut Homeowners- Does Your Gutter Suffer?
St George Ut homeowners, I love talking about how great it is to own a home! Home ownership comes with great pride and endless perks. However, it also comes with that “M” word; maintenance. Yes, maintenance, our favorite aspect! Maintaining your St George Ut home from the outside can be obvious for certain areas: like your garage, yard or back deck. What about your gutters? Depending on how heavily wooded your lot is, recommendations for cleaning your gutters are for once a year. Mark your calendars because you may forget. Therefore, your gutters can suffer.
I am here to tell you that you do not have to spend money on fancy gutter guards in order to keep them up. Gutter problems can be pretty common. We are going to brief over some easy fixes for those common problems.
As previously stated, it is recommended to clean your gutters once a year and twice a year if there are a lot of trees and such in your yard. The purpose of gutters is to protect the foundation of your home from the rain and weather. It is hard for your gutters to do that if they are packed full of crud. Before considering gutter guards that cost a lot of money, clean them yourself or hire someone to clean them for you. It will save money.
If your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your home, this is an inexpensive fix. You want to maintain the integrity of the gutter structure. Saggy gutters just won’t do. You can purchase the hardware, which are hangers and fasteners for fairly cheap.
Leaky holes happen and there is also a simple fix for this. Caulking the hole if it is small with gutter sealant will do the trick and a tube runs around $5. If the hole is large, you can patch it. Any local hardware store should carry the patch and if you are crafty, you can make your own patch using metal flashing.
Proper Gutter Alignment
The last important point to make on gutter repair for your beautiful St George Ut home is the gutter pitch. In order for water to flow correctly, the gutter needs to be lined up towards the downspouts. A good way to know if they are lined up properly is to check after a rain storm for free sitting water left in your gutters. That is a clear sign that they need an adjustment. You can adjust them by pushing them into place or using the hangers we talked about earlier.
Fall is in full swing as of today. Now is a good time to get out and check your gutters before winter rolls in.