Spring is here and you might be wondering if your gutters will be able to hold the incoming rain. Worry no further. In this post, roof replacement experts have listed down some tips on how to make sure your copper gutters will last for a long time without the hassles and costs.
One solution for your copper gutters to stay intact is to install gutter covers. They will prevent debris from accumulating in your gutters and so prevent gutter clogs that could eventually lead to water damage to your home. Some gutter covers on the market include mesh screens and solid covers. Most mesh screens are easy to attach, as they can be snapped onto the gutter.
You might think about doing the job yourself, but it is always better to seek trusted gutter and roofing companies to get the job done for you. Professionals like Expert Contracting Inc. have the tools and training to handle the task
Another option is to have gutter guards installed under your shingles or on them. Gutter guards under shingles may cost a bit more than the mesh or screen but they are also more durable. The guards that lay on shingles on the other hand can be hinged or locked on, so that they will not easily move or shift. These guards are quite hard to install, but since they’re easy to flip open, cleaning your gutters will be a breeze.
Mix four cups of vinegar, four cups of salt, and four cups of flour to make a cleaning paste. Put this mixture into a bucket. Set up a ladder along the edge of your house with the copper gutter. Hang the bucket with the cleaning paste on a hook and dip a soft-bristled brush in the mixture about half an inch through. Now start applying the mixture to your gutter in circular motions, redipping the brush only when you’ve used up the paste. Wipe the area with a soft cloth and check to see if you’ve removed the patina. Repeat as necessary until no patina remains
Reach out to Expert Contracting Inc. for professional gutter and roof repair and replacement. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to set a consultation. We serve clients in Hamburg, NY.