Annual maintenance of your Aluminum Siding And Accessories is as important as maintaining the oil change of your car. If the gutters are not properly maintained or replaced, you will be faced with costly repairs.

It’s recommended that you clean your gutters in spring and fall.  It is possible to do yourself if you are handy with such things…..just be careful on the ladder! If you live in an area with lots of trees, it is especially important to clean out the accumulated leaves to keep them from clogging. Make sure you clear the downspouts of any leaves or debris as well, as these can result in mildew and mud, and can cause your gutters to sag.

To prevent future clogging, we highly recommend Kaycan’s Proguard II gutter guard.  It can easily be installed with your current gutters, and in addition to preventing clogging, Proguard provides structural protection from rotting, mold, and cracks caused by moisture and debris. It is made from 100% aluminum and will not rust! It is a simple investment that will protect your home for years to come.

You should also check all the hangers and make sure they are firmly attached to the fascia and into the rafter behind it. Also check for any leaks or holes and repair them with silicone sealing to prevent water from getting down behind the gutters. Pay close attention to the rivets on the downspouts too. Those can come loose, but you can tighten them up easily with a rivet gun.

Once you’ve done all of these things, it’s time to get down to business and clean out the gutters. The easiest way to do this is with a pressure washer. Just make sure you don’t hit them at too high of an angle or you will blow the shingles off your roof!

However, if the gutter maintenance has not been done in a while, you may have to bite the bullet and completely replace them. You can visit one of these locations to learn  more about kaycan’s Rainware products.

A little routine maintenance and inspection goes a LONG way! Your home will thank you for it….and so will your wallet!