The purpose of gutter and downspout systems is to collect rainwater from the roof, channel it to the ground by means of downspouts, and then direct it away from building foundations using downspout extensions, splash blocks, or underground drain lines.
An improperly functioning rain gutter and downspout system can contribute to water and ice build up affecting the systems integrity and causing damage to fascia, roof shingles, soffits, and eventually discoloration and/or deterioration of siding materials. Faulty gutters and downspouts can also lead to soil erosion adjacent to buildings, and serious foundation displacement problems in basements, crawl spaces, driveways and sidewalks.
Unfortunately, gutter systems take more abuse from extreme weather conditions, particularly ice and snow, than any other component of a buildings envelope.
For this reason Sierra Seamless Gutters recommends getting your gutter system professionally cleaned at least twice per year. It is an often overlooked area of regular homeowner maintenance until gutters overflow causing substantial damage.
Preventative maintenance is the most effective way to prolong the life of your gutter system and the exterior of your home.
Gutter maintenance includes removing all leaves and debris from the gutters and flushing the remaining sediment through the downspouts for a final flushing. In addition, our gutter cleaning technicians will take notes and record the condition of your gutters and downspouts at no extra charge.