Can you feel it in the air? Autumn is almost here, which means cooler temperatures, fall festivities, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Unfortunately, with autumn also comes the changing of the season. While the leaves changes colors and the bite of the winter wind is pleasing after the heat of summer, it also means that your roof and gutter system is about to be challenged. Today, we are going to share with you three steps to prevent autumn leaves gutter damage.
3 Steps to Prevent Autumn Leaves Gutter Damages
Step 1: Start the Season Clean
One of the best actions you can take to prevent autumn leaves from damaging your gutter system is starting with a clean roof and gutters. Even if you already cleaned your gutters this spring, you would be amazed by how much dirt and excess debris can make its way into your system over the summer. By cleaning your roof and gutters now, you prevent those incoming fall leaves from sticking to existing build-up.
Step 2: Trim Nearby Trees
While trees around your home are beautiful and healthy for our ecosystem, they always come with potential risks. Not only are you threatened with falling trees or branches hitting your home, roof, or gutters, but you also have to deal with the massive amount of leaves that come floating down in the autumn. We highly recommend trimming back nearby trees before winter hits. You should prune back any parts of the tree that is diseased or damaged as well as limbs that hang over your roof.
Step 3: Consider Leaf Protectors
If you genuinely want to protect your gutters from leaves, you should consider investing in leaf protectors. Leaf protectors are a grate that goes over the top of your gutters. This prevents leaves from entering your gutter system so that the gutter only has to deal with rain and smaller particles. The leaves themselves will either sit on top of the protector or fall off the side onto the lawn; thus, making it much easier to clean up and prevent gutter build-up.
Call Lance Roofing
Are you prepared for the upcoming season? Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect their roof and gutter systems until they have a problem, resulting in significant issues and expensive fixes. We are here to remind you that you can take preventative action. We highly suggest that all homeowners get an annual roof and gutter inspection to ensure that their home is in top-notch working order. If there is an issue, we can take care of it early before it causes severe damage to your home or wallet.
Whether you need a roof inspection, a gutter repair, or a gutter protector install, Lance Roofing is here for you. Give us a call today to book an appointment or schedule a consultation. Our experienced team always takes the time to ensure that you get exactly what you need.