Did you know that gutters can be exposed to more than 1,900 gallons of water in a single rainstorm? This is why your home needs a reliable set of gutters all year round. In this blog, the roof replacement contractors at Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC share tips on how to keep your gutters in good shape all year long.

  1. Clean Out Your Gutters — Whether you choose to clean your gutters yourself or have it professionally cleaned (we recommend the latter for safety reasons), cleaning your gutters should be on your to-do list every year. Clean gutters help ensure enough room during a heavy rainstorm. It also helps prevent standing water in the gutter troughs, which can lead to problems such as corrosion. It can also encourage mosquito growth, as well.
  2. Address Leaks — The point of having gutters in the first place is routing rainwater away from vulnerable areas such as house foundations. Leaky gutters defeat its purpose. After cleaning your gutters, you can simulate rain on the roof and test it for leaks, using a garden hose. Leaks coming from the joints can be fixed by reapplying sealant. You may have to call for a roof replacement services contractor if parts of the roof, particularly the fascia, are damaged by moisture.
  3. Clear Out Downspouts — Downspouts tend to be overlooked, yet it is as essential as gutter troughs. They route rainwater straight into drains, and away from other areas where water may cause damage. In addition to keeping an eye out for leaks, make sure the joints are properly sealed. Make sure transitions between downspout extensions or rainwater harvesting systems are properly attached.
  4. Invest In a Gutter Protection System — There are various types of gutter protection systems on the market, but we will focus on gutter covers and similar systems that go on top of the gutters. Generally, there are two types: a full gutter cover with a profile that sheds leaves and debris as it rains. The other uses perforated sheet metal that works like drain filters. Investing in gutter protection systems can dramatically reduce required gutter maintenance and prolong gutter service life.

Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC is your leading provider of gutter and window replacement services. Give us a call at (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Sherman and Denison, TX.

Published On: December 3, 2019Categories: GuttersTags: , , ,


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He was here on time, came out when he said he would, helped with our insurance. We were very satisfied with them. Their clean up was excellent and you couldn’t tell they had been here.

Stella T.

Lankford Roofing was very professional, friendly, and prompt! I highly recommend their services. Thank you Lankford Roofing!

Jeremy D.

Mike was the one that I dealt with and he was more than professional and helpful. I feel that he went out of his way to make sure we got what we needed.

Bill A.

Katie @ Lankford was very professional and very knowledgeable… Great job, great follow up.. Would definitely recommend them and use them on any future roofing needs!!!

Gene H.

I was astonished and delighted with their work and spend…and with their assistance with the insurance company. Yes I do recommend them.

Wayne J.

The Staff at Lankford Roofing met or exceeded my expectations in all respects. I would definitely retain their services again if needed in the future and highly recommend them to my friends.

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