We tend to forget about or neglect our gutters in the summer. After all, it’s not raining as much and the chance for ice and snow is low. But summer time is the best time to check on your gutters! In fact, this intense heat can damage your gutters too, sometimes warping them. But don’t worry! Alamance Insulation and Gutters is here to help! Alamance Insulation and Gutters is a leader in the insulation and home performance industries. Serving customers throughout North Carolina, from Greensboro, Burlington, Elon and Mebane to Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, we can help with all your insulation and gutter needs.

What to look for

There are some easy to see signs of damage in your gutters. 

  1. Debris: MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN! This is the easiest step you can take to protect your home this summer. Leaves, dirt, and all kinds of other debris fall into your gutter year round. Make sure to keep your gutters clear to ensure easy and smooth water passage. Also check for mold growth. This can damage the gutter material.
  2. Dents, holes, warping: the summer is the perfect chance to check for any possible damage to your gutters. If you find many holes and dings, contact gutter experts to repair them. This ensures that your home stays protected ahead of hurricane season, autumn, and winter.
  3. Overgrown branches: Trees love to grow in the summertime, so you want to make sure those branches are trimmed back. They can poke and prod your gutters, damaging them. 

Maintaining your gutters can be a chore and a hassle, but doing so is a huge help for your home. It also is cost efficient and keeps you from spending big bucks later on. Regularly inspecting your drainage and using guards is a quick solution to keeping your gutters clean and protected. Another easy step is to call professionals to make sure your home’s gutters are running smoothly. 

If you have questions about gutters or you would like to rely on professionals to do the job for you, call Alamance Insulation and Gutters. We service many areas in North Carolina, including but not limited to Burlington, Greensboro, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. We’re happy to help with all your insulation and gutter needs!