Now that you have chosen to have seamless gutters installed on your home, you need to learn how to care for them so they will last for many years to come. Even though they do not require as many maintenance visits as the more traditional type, you still need to have them serviced periodically so they will remain structurally sound and secure.
One common problem that seems to affect all homeowners is plants, leaves, dirt, sticks and other types of debris that seem to find their way into your drainage system. It is up to you to keep your seamless gutters free from debris and obstructions. Failure to do so will compromise your drainage system and cause flooding on the roof and in your basement. Many people tend to forget to check and clean their gutters on a regular basis and often they remember to do so when a major problem inside the home presents itself. Your roof could rot and you could end up with leaking ceilings. Your home may seem to have additional moisture in the air. This can cause the growth of mold and other potentially dangerous contaminants in the home. If you do not want to be out of an exorbitant amount of money from having to remedy the problems of overflowing gutters, make sure you keep an eye on them to prevent obstruction and keep your drainage system working properly.
There are some products you can use with your Seamless Gutter Installers to reduce the amount of debris that gets into the system. These products are called guards. They look like strainers and you can put them over the top openings of your seamless gutters to keep leaves, sticks and other type of clutter out. They are very inexpensive and are a great investment to make. Keep in mind that you will need to keep the guards clean and clear of debris or you will run into some of the same problems. It is a lot easier to remove debris and leaves from the guards than it is to remove the clutter from the actual tubing of the gutters.
If you still want more protection, you can also invest in a leaf catcher that would be installed on your roof. It is a small and skinny piece of metal that catches some of the leaves that fall from the trees, before they can get into your seamless gutters. They are also a good investment to make, especially if you have a lot of foliage on your property.
Remember to check the tubing supports to make sure that they are structurally sound and sturdy. If any of the brackets becomes damaged, you should have it replaced right away. One weak support component can greatly affect the rest of the system. It can cause sagging and increase the chances for leaks, flooding, structural damage and other problems that could cause a heavy burden on your pockets.