With summer almost over and fall rain on the way; now is the time to clean and inspect your gutters and downspouts. Make sure to flush them with a hose to ensure they are draining properly. Then, find and seal all leaks, especially at the joints. If you have damaged or rusted sections, consider having those replaced by a professional. Taking this step each fall will help to protect your roof, eaves, and foundation from water damage.
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Want to avoid cleaning your gutters and downspouts every year? There are a number of things you can do. You can always hire a professional to clean your gutters annually or bi-annually. Alternatively, there are a number of products that can help including Micro Mesh, LeafGuard and screens. However, some of these products perform better than others. Make sure to research and read reviews to discover which product is best for you.
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