Hurricane season can be a challenging time for homeowners, especially in areas with high winds and heavy rainfall. And one of the most vulnerable areas of your home during a hurricane? Easy: Your gutters.
Strong winds and debris can cause extensive damage to your gutters, which can result in expensive repairs. To avoid this, it’s essential to take precautions to protect your gutters during hurricane season.
#1 — Clean In and Around Your Gutters
During a hurricane, one of the biggest threats to your gutters is falling branches, trees, and other debris. To protect your gutters, it’s essential to trim any trees or shrubs that are close to your home. This will reduce the risk of debris hitting your gutters during a hurricane. And don’t forget to make sure to remove any dead or damaged branches from trees near your home.
Additionally, it’s essential to keep your gutters clean during hurricane season. Clearing debris and leaves from within your gutters can prevent clogs that could result in water damage to your home. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly throughout hurricane season, especially after any storms or heavy rainfall.
#2 — Reinforce Your Gutters
Another way to protect your gutters during hurricane season is to reinforce them. If your gutters are loose or damaged, they may not be able to withstand the force of strong winds during a hurricane.
Installing extra hangers or brackets can help to reinforce your gutters and prevent them from becoming loose or falling off during a storm. Further, consider installing a gutter protection system that can help to prevent your gutters from becoming dislodged.
#3 — Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are an excellent way to protect your gutters during hurricane season. They can prevent debris, leaves, and other materials from clogging your gutters.
When your gutters are clogged, water can’t flow through them properly, leading to other problems like water damage, leaks, and more. Thankfully, gutter guards are easy to install and can be purchased locally!
For example, if you’re looking to retire your ladder this hurricane season, ArmorGuard Exteriors offers simple and effective solutions!
Our team of professionals provide seamless gutter installations that include soffits and fascias along with top-of-the-line Gutter Helmet gutter guards to eliminate clogs and leaks, thus protecting your home from water damage and you from ladder-related injuries!
Trust us for high-quality service and a worry-free solution to gutter maintenance. If you’re ready to learn more, simply reach out to our team today by calling 904-574-5847!