Summer is nearly over, and now is the best time to start getting your home ready for fall while the weather is still warm and dry. Fall may bring sweaters, candles, and pumpkins, but it also brings its fair share of problems like rain and falling leaves.
The good news is we’ve compiled a few practical tips you can use to get your home ready for fall so you can focus on carving pumpkins instead of pulling leaves out of your gutters.
- Have your gutters repaired or replaced. Throughout the year, your gutter system takes a serious beating. Your system catches wet leaves, debris, snow, and water to keep them from damaging your home’s siding and causing damage. Without a properly working gutter system, rain can back up onto your roof and siding, causing water damage and even basement flooding. If you’ve started to notice that your gutter system is clogged, has cracks, or is falling off the side of your home, it may be time for a gutter cleaning and replacement.
- Have your roof shingles repaired or replaced. Just like your gutter system, your roof is designed to keep your house protected against the elements. But when your roofing shingles have been damaged or have started to curl in the summer heat, that damage can keep them from working properly. The last thing you want is water damage on your roof when winter starts to creep in. That said, have a roofing maintenance contractor come by your home to inspect your roof at least once or twice a year to make sure your roof is ready for the cooler seasons.
- Trim your trees and shrubs. Trees, bushes, shrubs, and other plants in your garden grow a lot during the summer months. And while a little growth is great, you want to be sure your plants aren’t interfering with your gutters, power lines, or your roof. Strong winds can quickly make debris of sticks and twigs, which can damage your roofing, gutters, and siding when propelled hard enough.
Looking for gutter cleaning and replacement services?
It’s a good idea to replace your gutters before the cooler months when they’re beginning to look a little worse for wear. Fortunately, whether you prefer half-round gutters or K-style gutters (the two main gutter types), NW Rain Gutters has what you need.
For more information about our gutter cleaning and replacement services, or to learn more about our different gutter systems, contact NW Rain Gutters today.