How Does Fall Weather Affect Your Gutters?
Your gutters work year round to keep your home from major moisture damage. If they become clogged this can lead to foundation and other water damages on your home that will cost your big! We suggest that you clean your gutters at least twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall to prevent major clogs from forming. Here are a few tips to help you clean your gutter throghtly this fall.
Beginning to clean your gutters make sure to use proper ladder safety and try not to do this alone. With gloves on clean all of the leaves, sticks, needs and seeds from gutters and place them in a trash bag to either throw away or use for composting. Don’t try to do this with a water hose because it could clog your downspouts.
Next, remove all the pasty goo made up of granules from your roofing shingles that have mixed with water and dirt. You can use a gloved hand again but just a different bag. After you remove the goo it’s time to use the water hose to flush your gutters out. Look for leaks while you do this. Also check gutters for pools of water that will indicate where low spots are. The Gutters should be sloped so they drain properly.
If you are unable to get them clean this fall please call a professional, such as Gutters & Guards, Inc. who will do a good cleaning before winter hits the area and clogged gutters will cause big problems.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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