Clean Your Gutters
In order for gutters and downspouts to function correctly, they need to be free of all debris. As the cold winter months roll in, the trees are shedding their leaves and falling directly into your gutter. If you don’t clean them, the gutters will dam up, overflow, and eventual pool.
To clean your gutters, it is often best to hire a roofing repair company to get the job done quickly and safely.
Maintain Rain Gutters
During both the spring and autumn, inspect your rain gutters. Many experts recommend streaming water through the gutters and cleaning them with a brush.
Check your gutters to ensure that your downspouts are directed properly, and are able to expel water away from your home. For areas where rainfall is abundant, consider installing a well for your downspout.
When practicing roofing maintenance, it is recommended that you check your property for any debris or missing shingles. The same goes for downspouts. Check downspouts for rust, peeling paints, and leaks.
Consult the Professionals
And of course, to avoid any damage, have your roof, gutter, and downspouts inspected yearly by a roofing company professional, as they have the tools, knowledge and experience to make your roof as safe as possible.