We have been blessed with some miraculous days of consecutive sun here in the Fraser Valley, and somehow rain is seeming like a distant memory. Almost seems too good to be true! The beautiful weather has given us plenty of time to run around and play outside, and you won’t hear any of us complain about it. If you’re a homeowner, you’re likely making good use of this time to carry out maintenance in your yard, or around the home. Have you inspected your gutters yet?
When one part of your gutter is trying to lean away from the eaves of your home, you know you have a problem. Sagging gutters means that your gutters have endured a stressful time, and they are starting to buckle under the pressure. There may have been a build up of debris, or there might be a serious problem with the roofing itself. In any case, you do not want to ignore a saggy gutter.
It’s not always easy to find a gutter leak in the sun, especially a small one, but there are some quick ways to spot them. Moss, or black stains on the outside of your gutters are usually a quick indicator that something is wrong. Dark brown or black water marks on the fascia, or soffits of your home can be another bad sign. Of course, if you come across any gaps, or if you can see sunlight through your gutters, then you don’t need to look for anything subtle.
The Gutter Garden:
The last thing we should mention, is the gutter garden. If you can see anything green growing up out of your gutters, then that’s something that needs to be taken care of immediately. No matter how nice it looks, a growth in the gutters can seriously impair the water flow and lead to expensive damage in the rainy autumn season.
Above all, be safe this summer. Don’t take any unnecessary risks on the roof, and call a professional for help whenever you find something that makes you even slightly uncomfortable. Be safe, have fun, enjoy the sun!