If you haven’t already cleaned out your rain gutters or put it on your to do list for the weekend you should consider doing so before the snow and freezing temperatures come. Gutters filled with leaves can also fill up with water, then freeze in the cold winter temperatures. This can lead to water damage on your ceilings and in your attic. The water has no where else to go when your gutters are filled with leaves and ice. If you don’t feel comfortable climbing up on a ladder to clean out the gutters yourself you can hire someone to do it. However if you have the right supplies and you are careful, it is something that you can do yourself. The article below goes through all the supplies that you need in order to accomplish this task and the correct steps that you should take to do it. Your job isn’t done once you have cleaned the gutters out. You need to maintain them a couple of times a year. If all of this sounds like too much work, there are products that help protect your gutters from collecting debris. Before you purchase anything you should do your research and make sure you a buying a product that meets your needs. Until then, get up on that later and get cleaning.
During a rainstorm, gutters route runoff from a very large surface—a home’s roof—to where it can drain away from the house. By doing so, they protect siding, windows, doors, and foundations from water damage and help prevent flooding in basements.