If the furnace is the heart of the building, then the rain gutters are its arteries.
New Gutter Installs:
It is important to hire knowledgeable roofing contractors to install your gutters. We’ve seen the work of amateurs, and even the do-it-yourself crowd. This can come with mixed results over time, and can even be a dangerous undertaking for some. Therefore, it is wise to call up our sales team and let them give you a fair quote. We take the time to verify that the materials that will be complementary to your roofing structure and that the installation will withstand the test of time.
The leaves of fall often build up within rain gutters, and regardless of the design, there is often need for maintenance. It is best to get debris removed regularly to prevent patches of leaves from freezing up inside the rain gutters and potentially damaging the structure. When our team comes out, they’ll blow out all the leaves and mud to make your drainage system look nice and clean.
One area of the home that needs proper care is the gutters and downspouts. Gutters are designed to remove water off and away from the home. Without an effective gutter system, you can end up having issues with the basement flooding. Kanga Roof specializes in gutter installation and repair in Ogden and surrounding areas.
When a large rainstorm hits, it is important that you have a gutter system that works properly. If your home’s roof is having problems removing water from your roof, it is important that you check on your downspouts to see if they are clogged. Properly cleaning your downspouts will provide you with protection against flooding and water damage problems that can easily arise when gutters and downspouts are not effectively removing water.
Downspout Installation and Repair
One of the biggest problems that people see with downspouts is having leaves, twigs, and other debris that clogs them. If you are not cleaning off your roof in the fall, it is possible that you will end up having problems with debris that clogs up your gutters and downspouts. Simply go on the roof with a small shovel and gloves to start cleaning the leaves off the roof. Upon removal of the leaves, use a power washer to spray out the gutters. This will remove excess mud and other debris that may easily get stuck when colder weather hits.
Since downspouts can become clogged, it can difficult to properly clean them. In order to get down the spout to clean it out, use an auger. An auger will allow you to clear out the obstructions that are in the way. Never stick your hand down the downspout as your hand can become lodged in the downspout.
While a power washer can work effectively to remove dirt, there are some instances where dirt could be hardened against the gutter system and it is difficult to remove. A small garden shovel can work well to break up the hard clumps and remove them. Another great way to remove dirt is by using a wire scrubber. These also help to properly smooth out the inside of the gutter walls, making it easier for the rainwater to properly pass through the gutters and to the downspouts.
Caring for Gutters and Downspouts
Always trim back your trees so you do not have tree limbs that are hanging on the roof or pressing against the gutters. This can cause them to crack and actually pull away from the home due to the heaviness of the branches and the leaves. We can install gutter guards to aid in helping to prevent clogging. Gutter guards work well at allowing the water to pass through and keeping the leaves out of the gutters so they cannot clog the downspouts. There are many companies that can install such guards over your gutters and they can also secure downspouts that may be loose.
Contact Kanga Roof today for a free assessment of your gutter system.