When it comes to gutter repairs, you should never postpone things because what might seem like a minor damage in the summer, can turn into a big problem in the winter, and it is very difficult to do home improvements in the winter. So, now would be the best time to carefully inspect your gutters, fix the problems and improve the overall system. Here is what you should be focusing on:
1. Decide whether you need to repair or replace
If your gutters need repairs every year or more even more than once a year, it might be time to consider replacing them, especially if you have sectional gutters, or if the gutters have many holes. Our advice would be to opt for seamless gutters. These types of gutters are stronger and more durable, but their installation requires professional assistance. If you are looking for a reputable installation company, we recommend UltraLast gutters, one of the best gutters Dallas companies.
2. Check for clogs and install some gutter guards
You should check your gutters for clogs in the summer, and do one more check towards the end of fall, because leaf falls are the major cause for gutter clogs. If you have trees near the house, it would be wise to cut low hanging branches to prevent future clogs. Moreover, if your budget allows it, you should also consider a gutter protection. UltraLast has a great solution for preventing clogs which consist of an S-Curved fine mesh accomplishes, which prevents even the smallest debris from getting into the gutters, while still allowing water to flow freely. This gutter guard also has a thick, durable frame which won’t bend in time, and can even handle falling tree limbs. The mesh is made of stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about rust. This product is definitely a long term investment.
3. Check your gutter hangers
The hangers are some of the most important parts of the gutter system as they support the gutter weight. Frail hangers will cause gutter damage and they can even hurt the wood frames on which they are mounted. If you choose the seamless gutters from UltraLast, you should also consider the company’s hanger system, which is backed by a lifetime guarantee. The system is made of aluminum alloyed with magnesium and chromium, and the best part about it is the optimal screw placement and the perfect weight distribution. It has all been perfected down to a science, in order to guarantee life-long results.