Why Clean Out Your Eavestroughs?
Home maintenance: it's a necessary task that can bring a great deal of joy when it's done correctly. You've just finished raking up the leaves, whether you chose to bag them, burn them, or mulch them. What's next on your home improvement checklist? The fall season is an excellent time of year for cleaning out your eavestroughs - and if you're done raking up the leaves, it's the perfect time to stay outside and take care of this critical task.
Done Raking the Leaves? The Eavestroughs are Next!
Your eavestroughs are one of the most important details of your home maintenance. Over the course of the year, they can become clogged with debris such as falling leaves, sticks and dirt. Taking care of them in the early fall, before winter snow starts to accumulate and melt off your roof, can offer a number of key benefits for your home, including:
- Preventing costly damage to your roof and walls
- Keeping your foundation safe
- Avoiding costly repairs to your landscaping
Ultimately, taking a few minutes to clean out your eavestroughs during the fall can save you a lot of time and money, especially as winter arrives and the potential for damage to your home increases. Cleaning your eavestroughs allows rainwater or melted snow to flow smoothly, which means you won't end up with leaks and damage in the worst possible places.
Decrease Future Cleaning Needs
Are you tired of scraping out your eavestroughs year after year? Is the task becoming increasingly daunting? Whether you're simply tired of the effort, short on time, or growing older and aware that your days of scrambling up a ladder are limited, there's a solution: gutter guards. Gutter guards will run the full length of your eavestroughs. The protective mesh allows rainwater and small items through, easily washing it away, while keeping leaves and larger items out. This will prevent the need for cleaning, since leaves and other debris won't get stuck in your eavestroughs. While occasionally you may still be required to climb up on that ladder to keep an eye on things, your eavestrough cleaning needs will significantly decrease, freeing up your time to take care of other tasks.
Two Tasks in One
If you want to limit the number of times you’re required to climb up on a ladder this season, consider combining eavestrough maintenance with another seasonal task: hanging your Christmas lights. Sure, it's a little early, but your outdoor lights will stand the test of time. They'll still be sparkling brightly when you plug them in with the arrival of the Christmas season. Plug them in early and enjoy being the first house on the block to catch the holiday spirit. Not only will you be able to take care of two tasks at once, which means you won't have to drag your ladder out again as the busy holiday season moves in, you'll be able to add an element of fun and magic to a task that could otherwise be dull and frustrating.
Cleaning out your eavestroughs is one necessary task that is better to check off as soon as possible. Once the autumn leaves are done falling, you need to be sure that your eavestroughs are clean for the winter months ahead. Avoid the hassle of eavestrough cleaning and get in touch with us today for a quote on gutter guards, contact us today. At Hamblet’s Roofing, Siding, Windows and Doors, we'll schedule your appointment to decrease your eavestrough-cleaning woes.