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How To Prep Your Gutters For Fall & Winter

With fall well on its way in Central Minnesota, winter is just around the corner. Knowing this, there are several things you need to prepare around your home, one of which is your gutters. In this blog, we’ll go over a few tips on how to clean and prepare your gutters for the dormant months.

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Clean Gutters Thoroughly

Cleaning your gutters thoroughly means being comfortable climbing a ladder to remove every last seed, pod, twig, leaf, and other debris from the trough of the gutter as well as the downspout. If you have a lot of trees, you may have to perform gutter maintenance at least once a month from spring through fall.

 

Inspect

If you’re comfortable you can climb on a ladder and inspect your gutters and downspouts. If they’re sagging or separated from the house in any way, loose, full of debris or anything of the sort, it’s time to learn how to DIY it or hire an expert. Don’t let it sit there too long, or the problem can grow much worse.

 

Trim

Also be sure to trim back any branches away from the gutters and your roof. You can either do this yourself if you’re comfortable or hire a professional. If branches are nearby and the wind blows, the leaves and seeds fall straight into your gutters and clog them up.

 

Hire A Professional

Lastly, the best way to prepare your gutters for fall and winter is to hire a professional like BD Exteriors. We can repair or replace your existing gutters with an advanced, easier to maintain gutter system.

Whether you’re checking the gutters yourself or hiring a professional, it’s important to clear out and repair or replace those gutters before winter.