Recently updated on October 25th, 2022 at 11:10 am
Has your roof and gutter been inspected at least once every year? If you live in an area that sees moss or tree growth, it might be necessary for more frequent inspections.
Gutter cleaning is a fundamental task for home improvement. Having clean gutters not only enhances the look of your home but prevents water damage, freezing concerns, and pest infiltration. Not sure how often you need to clean them? This blog can give you a few pointers on when’s best to break out the ladder and how you should clean your system.
The importance of having your roof and gutter inspected twice-per year cannot be overdone. Most professionals recommend that you have it done in spring and fall. If there are significant weather events like a snowstorm, they say to get an assessment sooner rather than later so no major problems develop later on down the line.
It is a major for homeowners not to recognize issues like dents and other signs of wear and tear when these arise. Take action immediately because waiting too long can make things much worse before they have time enough to fix them already.
The sooner we act on our observations about what needs attention up here 一 whether it’s shingle replacement because many cycles have happened since installation, raising main tiles uphill where water may pool below the level during heavy rains making infiltration.
Professional roofers like those in Mighty Dog Roofing are knowledgeable. They can help with any problem you’re having, from minor repairs to complete replacements. Still, even with the help of experts, it pays to know the proper way to clean roofs and gutters for energy efficient roofing so you may want to check out the following tips.
When you’re cleaning your gutters, take care to follow these tips for safety:
- Ensure that the ladder is sturdy and stable, with no sagging or wobbly legs. Make sure it’s raised well off of any surface before starting work up high, so there are no accidental falls if something does go wrong.
- Use protective gear (goggles & gloves) and appropriate tools like ladders without spikes on them because they can cause injury when touched during betting access points away from homes.
- Having a friend to help you is the key when working on the roof. Wear a Hard Hat, have Your Buddy Secure Ladder And Watch Out For A Potential Fall.
- When working on the roof, check everything is in reach and safe. The longer it takes for a task to be over can mean more opportunities for injury if not completed properly!
Roofing and gutters are a big part of your home’s structure. When they’re not taken care of, the years add up, and you realize that something has to check before it becomes too late! If a problem arises with gutting due to neglect or abuse over time, we also must check and maintain our roofing and gutter or hire a maintenance professional to do the work for you.
We get it 一 if you’re not feeling safe trying to clean out your gutters on your own, you can always make arrangements with the professionals at Mighty Dog Roofing for help! Home improvement and DIY projects can be intimidating 一 but don’t worry, because we’ve got this covered every day of the week (and most hours in between).