Summer Gutter Maintenance Tips

Summer is here, bringing with it sunshine, warmth, and the occasional heavy downpour. One often overlooked aspect of home maintenance during the summer is gutter care. Keeping your gutters in good shape is essential to protect your home from water damage. This is especially important in the summer when heavy rain and falling debris can cause big problems.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the importance of summer gutter maintenance, the specific challenges that gutters face during this season, and a detailed checklist to keep your gutters in top condition.

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Standard Gutter Sizes and Dimensions

Gutters are often overlooked. They help prevent water damage to your house by directing rainwater away from your roof, walls, and foundation. Choosing the right gutter size and style can make all the difference in maintaining the structural integrity of your home. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about standard gutter sizes and dimensions, materials, and tips to help you choose the perfect gutters for your home.

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Why Your Gutters Are Overflowing and How to Fix It

When gutters work correctly, they are supposed to protect your home from water damage. They direct rainwater away from your foundation, walls, and landscape. However, when they overflow, they can cause many problems, from mildew on your siding to severe foundation issues.  In this post, we’ll explain why it’s important to understand why your gutters are overflowing and how fixing them can save you time, money, and frustration.

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What is Gutter Slope and Why Is It So Important

Although installing gutters may seem simple, there is actually an art to it. Your gutters won’t function properly if placed incorrectly – in fact, without proper gutter placement, your gutters won’t function at all. The key to ensuring your gutters will work correctly and bring water from Point A to Point B is to create the proper gutter slope. 

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4 Signs You May Need New Gutters

Gutters protect your home from damaging excess moisture that can wreak havoc on your foundation, siding, paint, and more! However, if they’re broken beyond repair, they’re not transporting water away from your house like you need them to be. Unsure if your gutters are causing damage to your home and need to be replaced? Read on below for four signs that you may need new gutters!

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How to Prepare Your Gutters for Winter

If you haven’t had your gutters cleaned and inspected for a while, now is the time to do so before cold and unforgiving weather hits. Ice and snow can wreak havoc on your gutter system, with ice potentially damaging your fascia and melting snow causing gutter clogs. Rather than risk damage to your home, take these steps to prepare your gutters for winter. 

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Do Leaf Guards Work in Heavy Rain?

Leaf guards, also known as gutter guards, are gutter attachments that prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging your gutters, while still allowing water to freely flow. There are a variety of gutter guard options available, with nuances designed to sustain various water flows and home designs. If you’re interested in adding gutter guards to your home, you likely have preliminary questions; one of the most common questions we receive is – do leaf guards work in heavy rains and snowy weather?

We’ll answer this question below and provide gutter guard suggestions for those concerned about the weather conditions in their area. Let’s dive in!

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Where Should I Place My Rain Gutters?

No matter if you’re building a home from the ground up, or are looking to add gutters to your existing home, gutter placement is an important decision. Obviously, you want your gutters to be effective at gathering water and taking it away from your home, so they need to be placed properly. You also have to consider what is surrounding your home as you don’t want the water flow from the gutter hitting your garden or trees. 

If you’re asking yourself where you should place your gutters, keep reading on below! We will provide guidelines for optimal gutter placement. 

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How to Collect Rainwater

Texas summers are unrivaled by few other states when it comes to the hot temperatures. With the intense summer heat we experience, our lawns, trees, and landscaping crave extra water more than ever. Unfortunately, to get that lush green lawn you’re hoping for, you’re going to have to invest in extra watering which can quickly impact your utility bill. 

Instead of foregoing watering all together to save some money, consider collecting rainwater. Not only will your pockets thank you, but so will the environment as water is a finite resource. To top it off, rainwater is nutrient-rich and free of the chemicals and minerals in our tap water which your soil will thank you for. 

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Why You Should Add a Gutter Spout Diverter

Gutters take rain water and deposit it away from the base of your foundation and the side of your home, but what do you do when the water is being released in an inconvenient place? The easiest and most affordable solution is to add a gutter downspout diverter. As the name suggests, a downspout diverter diverts water away from a specific area. There are both unique and common situations to why you may want to add a gutter diverter – we’ll dive into them below!

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