One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things you can do to protect your roof. When cleaning your gutters, wear gloves to protect your hands. You might also consider wearing safety goggles as the movement of debris could stir up dust. Use caution when standing on a ladder, and don't lean too far trying to reach more debris.
Not only is cleaning out your gutters important, but ensuring they are in good condition is also key to protecting your roof and home. Over time, especially after having gone through summer storms, your gutters and downspouts can easily become loose. Depending on the severity of storms in your area, your gutters could even become damaged, bent or punctured. High winds or heavy hail storms can easily cause damage to your gutter system. Be sure that any necessary repairs are made before winter arrives. You want to make sure your gutters can easily do their job of keeping water off your roof and away from the foundation of your home.
If you've failed to clean your gutters in the past and are concerned about the integrity of your roof, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're here for all your roofing needs, from repairs and maintenance to complete re-roofs and new construction.
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