Importance of gutter cleaning in autumn
Waiting until the end of autumn to do something about leaves clogging up the gutters can spell danger. Here’s why the start of autumn is the perfect time to clean your gutters.
Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or renter, there can be a long list of jobs around the home to get done at the best of times. From fire and flood protection in summer to draft protection in winter, it’s a list that can seem never ending.
One of those important jobs to tick off around the home in autumn is gutter cleaning, as trees and shrubs shed in preparation for winter, and spring growth. As a consequence, removing sticks, leaves and other debris from your roof that can quickly build up in autumn is crucial to protecting the structural integrity of your home, and can prevent costly repairs later in the year.
While cleaning gutters is a relatively simple process, working at height on a ladder can be risky, so be cautious when cleaning out your gutters and ensure you use safety equipment such as gloves and non-slip shoes. Better yet, having a professional give your roof a thorough clean can be the difference between getting through a winter storm unscathed, or having your home severely damaged.