Gutters are extremely important for your house during heavy rain and storms. As they keep the water away from your house, it protects the foundations, doors, and windows from damage. It also prevents your basement from flooding. In other words, gutters will save you repair damage worth thousands of dollars, as long as you maintain it and keep it clean.
Here is a guide that will help you clean and maintain the gutters on your composite shingle roof:
The first step to is to make sure that you have all the necessary tools in place to clean the gutters. Make sure that you have rubber gloves, a plastic bucket, extendable ladder, and a gutter scoop.
The second step is to remove all the debris you find in the gutter. With the help of the gutter scoop, pick up the debris you find at the end. Slowly work away from the end till you scraped out all the dirt. Collect all the debris in a plastic bucket for easy disposal.
Once you have removed the debris, you can clean the gutter with the help of a hose. Wash the gutter at high pressure for keeping it clean. As it can be messy, make sure that you scrub all the dirt out with a stiff brush.
The next thing on your list is to check if the gutters still drain the water properly. If there is a problem with drainage, use a hose to remove all the obstructions. If this technique remains unsuccessful, try to clear the downspout from the bottom. You can also use a plumber’s snake to remove the debris from the downspout easily.
If you want your composite shingle roof to be free from water problems, it is important that you maintain the gutters. Make sure that you inspect and clean the gutters on your roof at least twice every year, especially in autumn and spring. As clogs occur in areas where the downspouts meet the gutter, check them regularly.
With the help of this guide, you can clean and maintain the gutters on your composite shingle roof easily. Are you looking for a roofing company that never compromises on quality, while offering competitive prices? If yes, then contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction today so that we can inspect and diagnose your roof for free, while giving you an estimate of the total cost!