As warm weather returns to Minnesota, many homeowners begin to inspect their property looking for areas to clean, repair and renew. The home improvement stores begin to buzz and bustle as many begin to spruce up their gardens and plan for a fresh coat of paint. But, there is one area of the home that must not be forgotten during the excitement of spring cleaning; and that is the gutters!
Gutters can play an important role in the structural soundness of your roof. The windy days from the fleeting fall and winter likely blew dirt, leaves and debris into your gutters. Leaves in the gutter block the ideal flow of rain and other precipitation as they accumulate in massive numbers. Having the gutters at your Eagan home cleaned, repaired or replaced can help prevent future costly repairs. At Eastern Roofing & Siding, we can even provide corrosion inhibition coatings, leaf screens and rubber liners to help prolong the life of your gutters. Call in the experts to help or fully carry out any gutter cleaning task, even repair or replace existing gutters on your home. Until then, consider these benefits to giving your gutters a little extra TLC this season.
Address Any Damage
If the debris and leaves trapped in your gutters froze and thawed over the winter, your gutters may have experienced some damage. The leaves that accumulated in the fall helped contribute to the damage ice can cause in a gutter, altering the shape and sometimes overall structure of the gutters themselves. The weight of this ice can easily topple and disconnect from your home the entire spouts and gutters network. It is all but essential as a standard means of maintenance for your gutters to keep them void of clutter. With the ice completely melted, it is now a great time of year to consider any repairs you may require for your gutters.
Often, repair is not an option with severely damaged gutters. Eastern Roofing & Siding can easily help with the installation of new pieces or entirely new gutters if deemed beyond repair. Standards in the world of gutters include those made of aluminum, copper and vinyl. You can even help avoid future leaf accumulation with features like seamless gutters and or leaf screens. Screens can completely block leaf access while still welcoming all forms of precipitous moisture for the months ahead. Having leaf screens installed in your gutters will eliminate the need to get up on that roof to clean them out next year.