In the age of high-tech homes, gutters are old-school, and easily something you can repair yourself. No high end revolutionary parts are found here: it is all low-cost sheet metal, sealer, a few screws, and a couple of specialty items that you can find for cheap at your local hardwood store. The best part about do-it-yourself gutter repair is, there is almost no learning curve involved!
Clogged gutters can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with as a home owner. Sheets of water spill over you as you walk under the eaves. In addition, clogged gutters can also cause water to back up and damage shingles, immerging to the roof line, and possibly even leaking into your attic leaving water damage. Heavy gutters, filled with waterlogged debris, become heavy and cause additional damage to your roof. Overflowing gutters, given time, can cause extreme erosion the causes harm to your home’s foundation. If you do not routinely clean your gutters, it can lead to a plethora of issues that can be damaging to the internal and external structure of your home.
Here are professional tips and tricks on how to safely clean your gutters if you choose not to hire someone to come out and take care of the pesky task for you and go full DIY. Below you will find tips for safety, tools, and the cleaning process.
Winter is upon us and it is that time of year again where you start to prepare the outside of your home for the winter months. There are 2 reasons on why it is important to clean your gutters before winter. First, with it being Fall, trees have dropped their leaves making their way on to your roof and into your gutters. This can cause structural damage to your home, once the leaves clog your gutters, it allows water from rain and snow to spill over the side that could lead to damaged siding and damage to the foundation.
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Often in our daily, weekly, or monthly routine of home maintenance we tend to maintain issues under our roof, without giving any thought to the actual roof itself. This can be an expensive oversight as like with anything in life, your roof needs regular maintenance and can sometimes suffer from unexpected failures and need replacing. The following are indications that your roof may need some expert attention: