13 2017

Gaughan Roofing Tech Talk: Downspout Problems

Although the snow can be beautiful, Minnesota winters can cause a lot of damage to a property. Upkeep of all gutters and downspouts will help minimize the negative effects of winter on a property’s outside drainage system.

Here are a few upkeep tips:

  1. Twice a year do routine inspections of roof-to-ground downspouts.
  2. Inspect general operation; clean out sticks and debris stuck in downspouts.
  3. Check straps. Are they still secured to the wall? Are screws missing?
  4. Are they damaged to a point that a new full or partial downspout is required?
  5. Get these repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid other associated problems.

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