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All About Gutters: Function, Issues, Solutions, and Upkeep

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Chris Zorzy

As part of your roof-water management crew, you need to learn as much as you can about gutters. A few inches of rainfall may not sound like much, but with damaged gutters, it may be more than what they could handle. A&A Services talks about the function of gutters, the problems that these encounter, along with the solution and maintenance details.


In essence, your gutters protect your home from water damage. That’s why when it comes to gutters, Salem experts recommend proper maintenance. Since your gutters are your roof’s drainage system, it’s crucial that your gutters stay free from leaves, tree branches, and other debris. Otherwise, your gutters will likely clog and water will spill over to your siding, windows, doors, and overall foundation.


The common issue that gutters encounter is clogging. This happens when the system is full of leaves, dirt, and other debris. Most of the time, a simple cleaning is all that your gutters require. Nevertheless, there are instances when you need a total replacement. New gutters can prevent other problems, including basement flooding, mold formation, water damage, and many more.


Maintenance is one of the keys to healthy gutters, but a gutter replacement offers better results. Just make sure you check with your local experts before installing new gutters. A&A Services installs open and clog free gutters. Each gutter type has specific features that suit a particular household. If you want to learn more about our gutter products, get in touch with us. We’ll be ready to help you pick the right product today.


Installing new gutters is never the end itself. You still have to look after your gutters. One way to do that is by avoiding pressing a ladder against the gutter system. This normally warps and deforms the gutter structure. You can go as practical as getting a pair of binoculars to inspect personally or hire a professional gutter cleaner. Either way, you can help extend the life span of your gutters.

Keep your gutters in Salem in tip-top shape this winter for a drier and more comfortable home. A&A Services is your partner for your various home improvement needs. We hope that this post encourages you to step up your game in maintenance.

We would be happy to provide you with more information about our services. Just call us at (978) 607-0881 today and we’ll be ready to assist you.