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  • Writer's pictureChris Braswell

Top Tips to Prepare Your Gutters for Fall

It seems hard to believe, but fall is just around the corner! Autumn in Georgia means golden hues of red, yellow, and orange leaves; pumpkin farms, corn mazes, and apple orchards; and stunning scenery. But all that falling foliage can do some surprising damage to your home if you’re not careful!

Keep reading for some top tips and tricks to help you prepare your gutters for fall.

1. Clean Any Debris From Your Gutters

Cleaning debris from your gutters is an important part of your yearly yard maintenance. A build-up of leaves can clog your downspout, causing rainwater to back up. Some gutter and roof styles permit the use of gutter guards to prevent debris such as leaves and twigs from getting into your gutters. At Braswell Construction Group, we offer several gutter guard protection systems to keep your gutters clean and free of debris.

Important: Consider hiring a professional team to clean your home’s gutters, especially if you have a high roofline. If doing it yourself, make sure to practice proper ladder safety.

2. Keep Your Trees Trimmed

If you’re consistently finding leaves in your gutters, it may be time to trim your trees! Tree branches that extend over your roof can rub against your shingles, causing damage and wearing your roof out over time. Save yourself the headache, and trim any overhanging trees or branches.

3. Have Your Gutters Inspected

It’s important to have your gutters inspected on a regular basis. Cracks and holes can worsen during the cooler months, leading to leaks which can cause water to seep into your home. Water damage can quickly turn into a mold or mildew problem, so it’s best to deal with the issue before it becomes a bigger concern.

Having your gutters repaired might not be at the top of your home’s maintenance and reno list, but don’t leave it until the last minute. Sagging or leaking gutters can wreak havoc on your home, leaving you susceptible to pest problems or significant water damage. At Braswell Construction Group, we offer professional gutter installation and storm damage repair services.

4. Check for Pests

Insects, rodents, and birds often look for a place to make their home—and your gutters are often an appealing place to build a nest. Check your gutters for signs of pests, and call a professional pest control company to remove any nests or critters you may find.

5. Call the Professionals

Fall is a beautiful time of year—why spend it doing yard work? If you’re not comfortable with home maintenance, or you’re just too busy, let the professionals take over. Working on your gutters can be dangerous without the right tools or equipment, so feel free to sit back and relax and let the experts handle it for you.

At Braswell Construction Group, we specialize in providing high-quality roofing and gutter services in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding area. Visit our website to see a complete list of services, or call us at (678) 283-2551 to get started today!

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