Seamless aluminum gutters last a long time—up to 30 years if they’ve been installed correctly. However, even the best products in the world experience some wear and tear eventually. You don’t have to rush to a replacement if something’s going wrong, however. Here’s what you’ll want to consider before deciding. Loose Joints If you’re confident in your DIY skills this is one of the easiest problems to fix on your own. Stay ladder safe, but you can prop them up with a gutter sealant, which you can find at any hardware store. You will..
Here in the Tampa Bay area, we see an average of 46 inches of rain a year, so our gutters get a fair amount of use. These tips can help you make sure your gutters are ready year-round, no matter what storms may come our way. Choose aluminum gutters. While you have a number of options when choosing gutters, aluminum is the clear choice for most homeowners. Steel gutters are prone to rusting, which shortens their lifespan considerably. Vinyl gutters are often low quality, lasting only a couple of years. On the other hand..
Remember when we discussed whether or not to try a gutter-cleaning robot? Well, we talked about the Looj and all of its pitfalls, and why we don’t recommend them when it’s time to clean your gutters. Today’s market has expanded considerably over the past four years, and now there are more robots available. None of them have impressed us too terribly. So what do we recommend for our clients? First and foremost, it’s important to clean out your gutters on a regular basis if you intend to do it yourself. The longer..