When it comes time to maintain your home, one task that homeowners dread is gutter cleaning. Being high up on a ladder, handling yucky leaf gunk, watching out for power lines and tree branches, it is no fun at all!
We put together a few quick tips so that you can spend less time worrying about your gutters and more time enjoying your home!
- Watch out for drips. The easiest way to assess your gutters is to watch them as it rains, according to our friends at the Indianapolis roofing contractor, Richmond Exteriors. If water pours over the side, you need a cleaning! Checking once a season is a good start.
- Act fast. If your gutters are clogged, clean them out quickly! Standing water can get nasty in a hurry, and the weight can cause structural damage to the gutter.
- Protect your gutters. Gutter guards get a bad rap, but high-quality gutter protection is very effective at reducing or eliminating the need to clean your gutters!
- Watch for tell-tale signs. If your siding has water stains on it or dirt that seems to be leading to the gutters, these are less common signs that you need a gutter cleaning!
So there you have it, 4 quick tips to make your home life safer and more enjoyable!