Your gutters may be the last thing on your mind when winter weather hits, however it is vital to be prepared. Clogged and sagging gutters can turning into even more worse with the weight of snow and ice, leading to serious and costly damage. Here are a few tips and tricks for preparing your gutters for the winter.
1. Clean the leaves and debris out of your gutters.
Keeping your gutters clean and clog free not only during the fall but should be a top priority during winter too. When it snows, the added weight of snow and ice that can cause your gutters to detach and fall to the floor. Pay close attention to corners and junctions in which leaves tend to accumulate.
2. Inspect your gutters for wear and tear
Seal cracks, check joints, and ensure your gutters should be your top priority during the winter months ahead.
3.Realign your gutters.
Ensure your gutters are realigned properly to avoid standing water in your gutters.
4.Install Gutter Guards
A gutter protection system can keep leaves and debris out of your gutters and strengthen your entire gutter system.
5. Add downspout extensions.
Send melting ice and snow far away from the base of your home through extending the length of the downspouts on your home.
6. Check for structural damage.
Examine your fascia, siding, and foundation for signs and symptoms of staining, rotting, or other related damages. If you noticed water damage has already occurred, find the source of water flow and do necessary repairs as needed.
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