How to Get Your Gutters Ready for the Winter Months 

Now that fall has set in, you are likely noticing the cooler temperatures, the changing of the colors of the leaves, and other environmental conditions that have you looking around your home and property trying to determine the steps necessary to prepare your home for winter.

In the days ahead, you will find an abundance of leaves and twigs falling, an increase of dirt and dust due to the increased wind activity, and even an increase in activity among little critters – such as squirrels – who are doing all that they are able to in order to store food and create warm shelters.

To avoid having all this activity detrimentally impact your wallet, it is advised that you place a focus on your home’s gutter system. 

Cleaning Out the Gutters and the Downspouts 

To prepare your gutter system for winter, start by flushing out the gutters and all associated downspouts. This will help push through leaves, dirt, nesting materials, acorns – you name it. By flushing the system out, you can determine if there are any clogs.

If so, this gives you the time to take care of the clog. Use extra care when flushing out the gutters and downspouts. If you lack the right tools, equipment, or expertise, it is advised that you contact a professional to complete the task. 

Thorough Inspection 

Once you have the gutters and downspouts all cleaned out, it is time for a thorough inspection. You should look for leaks, holes, cracks, and any type of hardware that is missing. You should ensure that the components are not sagging, missing any sections, and that everything is put together nicely and is solid.

If you find that you have an issue, you should contact a professional to have the problem fixed and/or – if it is severe enough – you should consider integrating a brand-new gutter system onto the home. Any severe damage could lead to roof damage, interior damage, and even problems with the foundation of your home. 

Gutter Guards 

Once you have your gutter system all prepared – be it maintenance on an old system or the installation of a new system – it is time to have gutter guards installed. These are protective covers that fit over the actual gutters. They have openings that are small but large enough for water to pass through.

They keep out leaves, twigs, acorns, and a wide array of types of debris that commonly end up in a gutter system. These will ensure that your gutter system flows freely all winter long! 

Contact Us 

We here at Southern Industries Home Improvements specialize in gutter systems. Our customer favorite choice is the Ultimate Gutter Guard Leaf-Free Gutter System.

Why struggle with your old gutter system when we can quickly and easily put in a brand new system that will result in reduced maintenance, ease of cleaning, and an instant increase in the value of your home?

If you would like to learn more, you may contact us today. Be sure to ask about our current low-cost installation special: (833) 240-4900

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