With the cooler temperatures and shorter days, fall is quickly approaching. The leaves have already started changing their color and they will be dropping their brilliantly colored leaves all over your lawn and into your gutters. Making sure those gutters are cleared before the first snow is crucial! If the debris isn’t cleared away, it will trap melting snow and cause the gutter to rust and eventually break away. The water could also freeze there overnight, causing further damage and probably forcing you to replace the gutter.
The best time to have your gutters cleaned out is during the beginning of fall and the beginning of spring. Cleaning the gutters in early spring will clear out any debris from the winter and also prevent birds and other insects from building nests among those accumulated debris. This will ensure that the gutters are cleared before the spring rains and thunderstorms come. For fall gutter cleaning, it is best to clear the leaves while they are still dry since this makes it easier to remove. This will also ensure that water flows freely through the gutter and into the down spout, thus preventing rotten wood, eroding foundations or mold and mildew in your walls.
Properly maintaining your aluminum gutters can almost double their life span from 20 years to 30-40 years. Some say that they can even outlive your home. At Colorado Paint Pros, we take pride in our honest, detailed work. With fall approaching, take the time to call us and ask about our gutter cleaning services! We can help make sure your gutters are properly cleared before winter sets in.