DIY Fixes for Common Gutter Problems

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You can clean your own gutters if you are comfortable on a ladder, do not mind getting wet and dirty, and do not have an extremely tall house. After you have cleared the muck, flush them with a garden hose to make sure they are flowing properly. If you would prefer, you can hire someone to do the job for you for between $50 and $250, depending on the size of your house.

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DIY Fixes for Common Gutter Problems :

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In order to prevent water damage to your home, one important thing to maintain would be the gutters since they are specifically designed to channel water away from the foundation. Also, they are critical to protecting the structural integrity of your house. In order for gutters to do their job properly, they have to be kept in shape and free of clogs, holes, and sags.

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The most common problem would be clogged gutters. If left unresolved, the main function of gutters and downspouts would be totally eliminated. The excess weight of leaves, twigs, and standing water can also make them sag and pull away from the fascia.

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At least once a year or maybe twice a year if there are trees nearby, gutters should be cleaned. Ideally, scheduled gutter maintenance should be done four times a year with additional checks after big storms.

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You can clean your own gutters if you are comfortable on a ladder, do not mind getting wet and dirty, and do not have an extremely tall house. After you have cleared the muck, flush them with a garden hose to make sure they are flowing properly. If you would prefer, you can hire someone to do the job for you for between $50 and $250, depending on the size of your house.

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Another option for dealing with chronically clogged gutters is to outfit them with gutter covers. These include mesh screens, clip-on grates, and porous foam. They still need regular maintenance, though, and the cost can be more than the gutters themselves.

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When it comes to sagging gutters, it is a problem usually experienced with hangers which are the hardware that secures the gutters to the fascia. After some time, fasteners may have backed out of the wood, or might have spaced too far apart to support the weight of full gutters. The cost to fix it yourself is cheap; hangers generally cost $10 or less apiece, and the fasteners run about $1 each.

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Maintenance of gutters is also important in order to prevent water damage. By doing common fixes yourself, you can certainly save some. http://diversifiedroofing.com/

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