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Things to look out for during storms in spring

Storms in spring may not be as cold or as wet as winter storms, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pack a punch! As the colder winter temperatures collide with the forthcoming spring climate, the transition creates the perfect conditions for strong winds and thunderstorms. This period can be extremely detrimental to your commercial gutters. Fixtures can easily become detached in heavy winds, especially if they are not maintained on a regular basis. It is important that to ensure your gutters remain intact during this period as well as the course of summer, that you employ a professional gutter cleaning service to carry out an inspection. To help you understand what to keep an eye on during this transitional period, follow our guide on gutter maintenance in spring.

No.1 Weather

We may not feel the fury of hurricanes and tornadoes that the likes of America receive in spring. Nevertheless, British spring storms can still be powerful. During this period, one of the most important weather conditions to bear in mind is wind. Strong gusts can weaken gutter fixtures, posing a threat to the buildings physical structure, as well as anyone at ground level. It is recommended that gutter maintenance is performed by a professional team twice a year, once during autumn, and then again immediately after winter.

No.2 Gutter fatigue

Post-winter, it’s common for your gutters to be suffering from surface decay and loose fixtures, due to the wrath of winter. A typical product of entering spring is the formation of algae and mould, which can lead to the deterioration of your gutters. The buildup of organic growth reduces the gutters ability to funnel excess water away from building extremities, leading to internal flooding. Furthermore, it lessens the roofs capability of reflecting heat, allowing for humidity to enter your commercial property.

The heavy winds that occur in a spring storm can lead to a number of gutter implications, including sagging, cracks and fractures. These can usually be detected externally, either visually or noticing unexplained nails or screws on the ground. However, if your gutters cannot be accessed safely, another indication is internal wall discolouration or flooding. At times you may not be able to detect any of these signs of wind damage. Therefore it is always recommended that you appoint biannual professional gutter cleaning services.

No.3 Asphalt shingles

If the roof of your commercial property is comprised of asphalt, it is likely that your gutters will be gathering asphalt granules. As a result of severe winds and the change in temperature between winter and spring, the roof can become distorted, making asphalt become loose. Asphalt granules can block gutters, causing overflows. Furthermore, a buildup of asphalt can strain your gutters, making it sag, reducing the gutters efficiency of channelling rainwater away from the building.

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