Most homeowners know in the back of their minds that among the many fall chores they should do, cleaning and repairing gutters should be at the top of the list. But let’s face it, fall has so many enticing offerings, such as harvest festivals, school sports, football tailgates … the list goes on and on.
I have to admit that at this current time, my spring chore list is still not finished!
However, taking your home’s gutters and downspouts seriously is a wise way to keep your home protected throughout the year and especially for the upcoming winter season. After all, gutters and downspouts play an important role in diverting rain water, ice and snow away from your home’s foundation. Keeping them maintained and cleaned out can prevent ice damns in colder temperatures and excess moisture buildup year round. Gutters that are well-maintained and debris-free can prolong the life of your roof and your drainage system, saving you a lot of money on costly repairs. So my suggestion is to make it a priority to either inspect, clean out and repair your gutters this fall or to hire a professional roofing contractor to do it for you. It will be time and money well-spent!
The following BAD Things Can Happen When You Fail to Clean Out or Repair Your Gutters:
Extra Tip: Those of you whose homes are situated on a heavily wooded lot where heavy rains and snow or winds can cause branches to break and damage your roof may want to invest in gutter guards to avoid chronic clogging and debris buildup that can occur in such situations.
If you are need of gutter repairs, maintenance or replacement, get in touch with Ferris Home Improvement of Delaware, we offer great results at a more affordable price than our competitors.
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