Get your gutters ready for winter!

said on September 18th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Country Property, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Whimsy

Get your gutters ready for winter!!

The first day of Fall is this Saturday and we can already feel it! With the temperature dropping its means its only a matter of time before it is our rainy season. Are your gutters ready for it? If you answer is not automatically yes, then maybe it’s the perfect time to show your gutters some love. A small amount of maintenance now can make all the difference, and most likely save you bundles!

Sagging and clogged gutters can overflow, causing damage to the soffit and fascia on the eaves of your home. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to keep gutters clean and properly maintained.

To maintain your gutters:

  • Clean Gutters: Check gutters regularly to make sure they are clean, and remove any leaves or other debris.
  • Secure Gutters: To repair sagging or loose gutters, replace the gutter spikes with gutter screws, using a cordless drill. Gutter screws hold much better than standard gutter spikes, providing support and security.
  • Seal Leaks: Use a hose to check the joints and seams for leaks. To repair a leaking joint, clean the area thoroughly and apply silicone caulk to seal it.
  • Repair Downspouts: Make sure that downspouts are clear of leaves and other debris, and that any joints fit together properly.
  • Water Runoff: Check to see that the water coming out of downspouts is diverted away from your home using splash blocks, a downspout extension, or irrigation pipe.

The more you can do before the rains come, the better! Its not fun for anyone, including your bank account, to have to make emergency repairs in the middle of winter. Celebrate the first day of Fall this weekend by giving a little TLC to your home!

 

Need help finding the right person to do any repairs on your gutters? Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

 

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