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Your gutters in Salem areone of the most important parts of your roofing system and essential to our home’s overall performance. The guttersdivert water away from our home’s main structure and into drains, protecting the exterior walls, siding, doors, landscape, and even the foundation of our homes from water damage.

However, we always tend to overlook this vital component of our roofing systems. That’s because most people look at gutters as an inconsequential part of their homes, and quite honestly, it is a hassle (and somewhat dangerous) to climb up there and clean them every so often.

But no matter how you look at it, there’s just no other way around it. If you want to avoid a failing gutter, keep an eye out for:

  • Slippery walkways
  • Washed-out landscaping
  • Flooding basement
  • Rotting exterior walls or siding
  • Water-damaged windows and doors
  • Insect infestation
  • Damaged foundation

To ultimately avoid costly home repairs, you just have to face the music and take good care of your gutters.

One majorgutter problem, but one that’s fairly easy to solve, is the clogged gutter. You just have to go up there, equipped with a stable ladder, protective gloves, a bucket, a gutter scoop, and a garden hose, and scoop out all the debris. You can either use your gloved hands to gather light materials such as small twigs and leaves, or you use the gutter scoop to gouge out loose dirt and muck. Once you’ve taken out the debris, you can flush out hard-to-remove grime using the garden hose.

After the cleanup, this is the best time to check the condition of your gutter. If you see any of these signs or if you notice something amiss in your gutters appearance, such as the following, you need to get your gutters fixed immediately before it can cause more damage in your home:

  • Sagging or hanging parts
  • Rust
  • Missing or broken hangers
  • Disconnected downspouts
  • Cracks, splits, or dents
  • Peeling or flaking paints

For this job, you have to call a roofing and gutter expert like A&A Services to fix the gutters for you. When it comes to your gutters, A&A Services can assure you of outstanding services and products. With more than 30 years in the business, our team has more than enough years of experience and training to ensure that we can get to the bottom of any roofing or gutter problem and get the job done with ease. So if you have any problems with your gutters in Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Peabody, Reading, Andover, Wenham, North Andover, Haverhill, and Amesbury, just give us a call and we’ll fix it for you in no time.