Fall means it’s time for cooler weather and falling leaves, but it also means it’s time to give your gutters a good check. Clear leaves from your gutters regularly, especially if you notice them starting to accumulate as they can cause serious damage to your home by not allowing water to wick away from your home. Heavy rotting leaves can also weigh down your gutters and potentially cause damage to the gutters themselves and your home’s exterior. Running water through your gutters can reveal any leaks and cracks. Check and seal any gutter leaks, some smaller cracks can be easy to repair, but if the job’s too big for the weekend warrior in you, give Liberty Builders a call.
When checking your gutters, look at your home’s exterior to look for dips in the foundation and rust spots on your porch or patio: both can be an indication of water flow troubles in your gutter system. Once you’re done clearing leaf litter and debris away from your gutters, be sure to dispose of the leaves properly. Also, be sure to use all the necessary precautions when using your ladder to access the gutter system. While up on a high vantage point, take the time to investigate any low-hanging trees around your gutters: trim back those that could deposit leaves and sticks into your gutter system; those blockages can cause serious gutter damage.
These tips can help keep your gutters clear this fall. And if you’re worried about your home’s gutters or it’s a job that requires professional assistance give Liberty Builders a call. The Liberty Builders professionals are knowledgeable, quick, and affordable. We’ll keep your gutters clear, safe, and working properly for a long time.