Fall is more than halfway over, and that means frigid temperatures and snow are coming sooner than you might think. It is the perfect time to perform seasonal maintenance tasks around your home so that it looks untouched by the time spring comes. Your gutters require some attention this time of the year so you can prevent ice from damaging them leaving you with costly repairs. There a few ways to prepare your gutters for potential severe winter weather.
Clean Up Debris
One of the most effective ways to prepare your gutters for winter is to clean them and dispose of debris occasionally throughout the year. It is critical to scoop all of the leaves and debris and discard them in a container before winter gets here. Make sure you are wearing protective gloves and non-slip shoes when using a ladder. If your gutter is clogged during the winter and water freezes inside your gutters, it can expand damaging them leaving you with expensive repairs. You should check your gutters throughout the winter and clear them of any debris. No one wants to clean their gutters during the cold winter, but it will prevent serious damages.
Inspect the Entire System
It is vital that you inspect your gutters for any leaks or other damages. You don’t want to leave your gutters uninspected throughout the year because you may have home water damage you might not know about until it’s too late. Make sure your gutters are connected to your home correctly, and the screws are tightened well. It is critical that your downspouts are diverting water at least ten feet from your home. The last thing you want is water flowing into your siding and creating water damage and mold. You may have to invest in a downspout extender if your original downspout is not long enough to divert water away from your home properly.
Contact Phil DiBello Family Roofing Today!
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Baltimore, Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at email@example.com for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority!
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