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Don’t Be a Gutter Slob This Fall

By October 30, 2022No Comments

Fall is upon us which means it’s time to break out the sweaters, boots, and pumpkin spice everything. It also means it’s time for some not-so-fun chores like raking leaves and cleaning out your gutters. I know, I know. Cleaning your gutters is about as fun as getting a root canal. But trust me, it’s necessary to do if you want to avoid ice dams and water damage to your home. Here’s why…

Your gutters are designed to catch rainwater and snowmelt and route it away from your home. But when they get clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris, they can’t do their job properly. And when that happens, runoff from your roof can seep under your shingles and cause all sorts of water damage inside your home. Plus, in the winter, that same runoff can freeze and create ice dams on your roof that can tear off your gutters or even collapse your roof! So yeah, cleaning your gutters is kind of a big deal.

Fortunately, there are some easy ways to clean your gutters without having to get up on a ladder. You can buy gutter guards that keep leaves and debris out in the first place. Or you can hire a gutter-cleaning service to do it for you. Either way, take the time to clean your gutters this fall so you can avoid costly repairs down the road.

Cleaning out your gutters might not be the most fun thing on your to-do list this fall, but it’s definitely one of the most important. Clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of water damage to your home, so make sure you take the time to clean them out before the snow starts flying. Your wallet (and your roof) will thank you!

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