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Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: Gutter and Siding Inspection

By Adam Subscribe to RSS | April 19th 2012 | Views:
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Your rainwater system or ‘gutter’ is one of the most essential tools in your household. It protects your roof from unwanted leaks and drafts caused by rain and other seasonal debris. But keep in mind that your gutter can deteriorate over time due to exposure to the harmful elements. This is why it is best to examine it from time to time to prevent worse damage.

According to roofing specialists, the best time to assess your gutter system is during fall so that you will have ample time to prepare for the coming winter season. Gutter inspection is an important task to include in your periodic home maintenance to-do list because through it you can take stock of its condition.

Make sure that the downspout, rivets and apron (L-shaped metal flashing) are connected and secured properly so that the entire gutter system will be functional come rainy and winter season. Since you will be doing the inspection on top of your roof, you need a dependable and sturdy ladder to accompany you during inspection.

Many homeowners like to examine their gutter on their own, not knowing that fiddling with your gutter without professional help might cause more harm than good, especially if you have no idea how to inspect one. This is why some people would rather just hire siding Sterling specialists to do the job for them. Doing this would be like hitting two birds with one stone because you can ask for their assistance to check on the gutter while also having some siding services done for your home.

If you have pre-existing siding Sterling contractors can still offer you a variety of services you can benefit from. It is likely that most contractors in the area can install a brand new gutter for you if your old one is already too damaged to do any good. They can assess whether your rainwater system just needs a regular fixation or if it needs to be removed and completely changed.

If you do decide on having a new gutter installed, make sure that the downspout of the gutter system is thoroughly secured on the siding or exterior elevation of your home. Most gutter leakages and damage occur when the system is not properly installed on the right edges. Usually, a gutter Sterling siding specialist would fasten the gutter system with a bolt for double security. Visit guttershowto.com for more info about the importance of gutter inspection.

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