Fall is right around the corner, which means not only are the leaves falling but they’re getting stuck in your gutters too! Fall is a fantastic time of year, but you need to prepare your gutters for the weather before it hits. Prepping your gutters will save you a lot of time, energy, and money down the road. In addition, you can prevent extensive damage to your gutter system and avoid having to replace it by putting in the work before fall is officially in swing. Here are a few ways you can prepare your gutters for the fall season.
Clean Your Gutters
Chances are you haven’t even looked at your gutters in the last few months or maybe even before last fall. This means that debris from the rain and storms built up in your gutters, causing blockages. Your gutters cannot direct water down the system correctly when they’re backed up, so you or a professional needs to look at your gutters and get all of the debris out of there before fall is in full swing.
Inspect and Repair
Next, once all debris is out of there, you need to inspect the gutter system for damages. Common forms of damage include cracks, broken pieces, pieces that have become disconnected, etc. Take note of what you see so you can communicate it to a professional. Then, it would be best if you repaired your gutters so they can do their job. If you don’t feel comfortable repairing your gutters, we’d be happy to come out and repair your gutter system.
Don’t Let Critters Move-In
Naturally, when fall and winter come around, small animals like mice look for warm places to hide and nest. Your concave gutters and downspouts make perfect spots for this kind of problem. Luckily, the solution is simple. Head to your local garden store and pick up some rodent repellent. Give your gutters a nice coat of this after they’ve been cleaned and repaired, and you should be good to go!
Call a Professional
Remember, if you aren’t comfortable doing some of this repair yourself or your gutters have severe damage, call a professional to do the work for you! This might seem costly, but we promise it costs less than incurring more severe damage in the next year or two.
Bailey’s Roofing and Construction in Ada, Ardmore, Sulphur, and Wynnewood, Oklahoma, is here to help you with gutter or any other roofing and construction project! Give us a call, and we’ll head out to your place in no time to take a look and fix your gutters before fall has officially started. Contact us today!