Get Your Gutters Ready for the Fall Season
Are Your Gutters Ready?
It’s hard to believe how quickly summer breezed by to make way for the fall. Like most homeowners, you probably have your hands full preparing your home for the changing weather. As you are completing these fall maintenance tasks, don’t forget to clean the gutters. Failure to do so could cause damage to your roof as water fails to drain and begins to pool on the surface. Here are a few ways to get started.
Put Safety First
Always start with sourcing your safety gear, which may include safety goggles, safety gloves, and overalls. Some people also wear masks or face guards. Keep in mind that there’s no telling what you may find in your gutters while cleaning. Some homeowners have had the misfortune of encountering rats or snakes, so it is important to be prepared.
Get the Right Tools
Using the right tools can increase the safety of your DIY rain-gutter project. It can also help you work smarter instead of harder. A ladder is crucial to the gutter cleaning process, consider one that is at least 10 feet tall. You may also want to find a small tool to dig out the debris instead of using your hands.
Determine Your Comfort Zone
If you have a home that is more than one story high, consider how comfortable you are with heights. You should also consider your experience level. If you live in an area with agile snakes and you have branches hanging over your house, you may also wish to reconsider trying this as a DIY project.
The more projects you can tackle as a homeowner, the cheaper homeownership becomes. Unfortunately, some projects are dangerous. Any work that requires you to get on the roof may fall onto that list, so consider hiring professionals to get the job done safely.
Whether you need new gutters installed or a simple cleanout, our team at Garlock-French Roofing has the experience and expertise to get it done. Don’t let something as fixable as a clogged gutter lead to major damage of your home, schedule gutter maintenance today. Call 612-230-8351 or email us for more information.