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- Use a ladder and clean out the gutters by hand. This includes removing any leaves, branches, or other debris that may have collected over time.
- Check that all the spikes that are supposed to go through the gutter, through the fascia and into the rafter are in place. Many times these spikes tend to completely miss the rafters simply because they have been displaced over the years. If you notice this on your home, make an effort to get new gutter spikes since they help to keep your gutter attached to your home and working properly.
- Look for any leaks that may be coming from holes in the gutters or cracked caulking in the seams. With an old chisel, scrape out any old caulking, let the area dry out, and then recaulk to keep water from going behind the gutter.
- If your budget allows, invest in a pressure washer to thoroughly clean down gutters once all steps have been completed by hand.
At Phil's Main Roofing, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide quality roofing services to both the commercial and residential sectors. We know how important it is to have an effective drainage system, which is why we offer services that can assist you with your gutters and downspouts. To prevent water from entering your home and to make sure water is being shed from your roof properly, contact us at (203) 838-4545 today!