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How Can I Extend the Lifespan of My Gutters?

Published on December 11th, 2020

Many people in Nashville, TN have taken on additional home improvement projects during quarantine, and gutter cleaning may be one of them. You likely don’t think about your gutters very often until you need to, but a little bit of preventative maintenance can vastly improve the lifespan of your gutters.

Here are some tips to help you avoid the need for unexpected gutter repair in Nashville, TN.

How Long Do Gutters Last?

The National Association of Homebuilders notes that gutters last around 20 years on average. This number is dependent on many factors such as the climate in which you live, the quality of the material of the gutters, and how often you have invested in preventative maintenance.

Signs You Need to Revamp Your Gutter System

Thankfully, there are warning signs to be mindful of. Common Nashville gutter issues include:

  • Large holes
  • Bends or dents in the gutters themselves
  • An increasing amount of rust
  • Sagging gutters
  • House paint chipping

Tips for Gutter Protection

Keep Gutters Clean

As simple as it seems, keeping your gutters clean is a simple way to extend their lifespan. You should clean them at least once each spring to remove dirt, debris, and leaves that have accumulated throughout the winter months.

You can even consider getting a gutter guard to keep damage to a minimum.

Check Your Gutters Often

We always recommend that our customers in the Nashville area check on their gutters regularly. Even a quick 5-minute inspection can make a huge difference. Being aware of the health of your home can help you determine when to take action to get your gutters replaced.

Trim Trees

Doing a great job of trimming the trees surrounding your gutters can reduce how many leaves or branches fall into your gutter. Although this job can get a bit messy, it is worth it to know that you are helping to extend the lifespan of your gutters and your roof.

Contact Our Team at Showalter Roofing Today

From free estimates to professional gutter installation, our team at Showalter Roofing Tennessee can ensure you have a sound protection system in place for your home. Not only do we provide unmatched customer service, but we are licensed and insured to give you peace of mind.

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Showalter Roofing Services, Inc.

2183 Hillsboro Road, Suite 206, Franklin, TN 37069

(615) 266-2625

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