Your gutters have been working overtime this summer funneling rain from thunderstorms away from the foundation of your home. Fall is the perfect time of year to give your gutters a little bit of TLC and make sure that they are ready for fall rains and winter ice. Here are some of our best tips to get your gutters ready for fall.
Look for Damage
We’ve had a lot of rain so far this summer, so inspecting your gutters for any damage is important as you get your gutters ready for fall. If you notice any of the signs that your gutters are in need of repair, make sure that you contact a trusted repair company like Jim Amos Contracting. We can visit your home and inspect your gutters, provide you with a competitive estimate for repair, and complete the repairs so that your gutters are working properly again.
Clean the Gutters
Even if the leaves in your yard haven’t fallen yet, it’s a good idea to give your gutters a preliminary cleaning as you get your gutters ready for fall. Get rid of any debris, yard waste, nests, and other things that might clog your gutters and prevent them from handling the volume of rain that you need them to. Once you clean out debris, take your house and rinse everything out.
Trim Back Branches
Tree branches can do serious damage to your home during a storm, and they can also potentially damage your gutters. As you start to get your gutters ready for fall, make sure that there are no branches hanging over your roof or gutters. Branches can grow rapidly over the course of the spring and summer, so things that were not an issue a few months ago might be one now.
Consider Adding Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are not necessarily a fit for every homeowner, as what you get from them will depend on how much of a problem you have with leaves and debris. However, they can be a great idea if your gutters are located near multiple trees with dense leaves, as they will stop leaves from being able to get directly into your gutters.
If You Need Gutter Repair, Contact Jim Amos Contracting
Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time, and within your budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!