There are a lot of things that you need to think about as you prepare your home for winter. You’ll be putting hoses away, covering hose bibbs, covering your patio furniture, and perhaps putting a thermal blanket around the water heater and heat tape on pipes. One thing you might not have thought about is checking to see if the gutters on your home are clean and in good condition.
If your gutters are not allowing water to flow freely, any trapped water will freeze and could cause damage to the downspouts, gutters, and even the roofing of your home. If you haven’t cleaned the gutters out recently, now is a good time to do it. If you want to avoid that unpleasant task going forward, it is a good idea to invest in a gutter protection system that will keep pine needles, leaves, seed pods, and even critters from getting into the gutters and downspouts.
Doing a thorough inspection of the gutters before winter gives you the chance to have any repairs done or even have the gutters replaced if it doesn’t look like they’ll hold up to having snow and ice accumulate during the winter. It could prove hazardous to your home, your landscaping, or even your family if the gutters were to let loose at the wrong time.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to have the gutters of your Charlotte, North Carolina home inspected and any repairs or replacement taken care of, give us a call at AppleBlossom Energy. We can also install gutter protectors so you won’t have to worry about clogged gutters going forward. Call today to learn more.