Just as you may develop allergies when pollen releases during spring, so can your gutters. What are the symptoms of gutter allergies, and what should you do about it?
What are Gutter Allergies?
The same pollen that irritates your nose and eyes ends up in your gutters. When it rains, allergens are released into the air at a much higher rate than on sunny days. Since it’s been a wet spring and summer, both you and your gutters may have suffered more than usual.
Check your gutters for signs of leaves, buds, pollen, and debris. If you see streaks of greenish-yellow pollen, this is one telltale sign that your gutters are clogged. If you notice rain water spilling over your gutters rather than draining, the gutters may be too clogged for the water to drain.
Treating Spring & Summer Gutter Issues
If you see these symptoms, get your gutters the treatment they need by scheduling a cleaning. This way, your gutters will be free of debris and they can perform adequately through summer storms. By cleaning your gutters in the spring and fall, you can keep gutters working properly for as long as possible and forestall gutter repair and replacement. Time spent on gutter maintenance more than pays you back.
As an alternative to having your gutters cleaned each spring, you may wish to install gutter guards. Gutter guards block the gutters so that debris doesn’t settle in. By having gutter guards installed, you’ll decrease the need for gutter maintenance. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we make comprehensive gutter repairs. Whether you have box gutters or half round gutters, we can fit you with gutter guards.
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