Are Your Gutters Ready for Winter?

As the leaves changed this year, Medford Oregon turned all the colors of fall. For a brief period, the whole town looked like a postcard. Then the leaves started to drop and the raking began. When you were out in your yard trying to contain fall’s bounty, you may have noticed the leaves falling on your roof. Each rain washed them into your gutters. The last few beautiful days of fall are a great time to clean them so your home is ready for the winter weather ahead.

How Often Should You Have Gutters Cleaned?

Your gutters play an important role in protecting your home. When rain and melted snow run off your roof, gutters carry it away from your foundation. When they become clogged with leaves, acorns, pine needles and other debris, they don’t just get blocked. They become heavy.

As water gets trapped in rotting organic material, winter causes it to freeze and thaw, potentially damaging your gutters and your roof. The constant moisture can cause mold in your attic and along your roofline. Gutters clogged with debris are an attractive nest for rodents, birds and insects.

How often your gutters need to be cleaned depends on the trees around your home. If you have overhanging limbs that shed year-round, you might need a spring cleaning. Every homeowner should have their gutters cleaned after the leaves drop in the fall.

What’s Involved in Gutter Cleaning

The most common gutter problem occurs when clogs become so severe they damage the roof. Since gutters follow the edge of your roofline, it can be hard to spot problems from the ground. An expert can examine your gutters for clogs and make sure they are maintained so they’re ready to protect your home.

When you hire a professional, we’ll clear your gutters of debris and inspect all seams and downspouts. Contact Hadley Roofing today to make sure your gutters are ready for the rainy season ahead.


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