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Ensuring your gutters and downspouts are in good working condition is vital during the last few months of the year. Doing so is a great way to prepare your home for the winter season. Read on for some end-of-the-year maintenance tips.

Gutter Maintenance Tips for the Last Few Months of the Year

Removing Debris From Gutters in October

Be sure to remove all debris that may cause water to pool and clog the system. While you are at it, trim whatever overhanging tree limbs that may be touching your roof. Create at least three feet of distance between your roof and foliage. Such a task will not just minimize the potential for debris entering your gutters during winter storms.

Addressing Gutter Issues in November

A lot of chores are in order this month, before you can relax for the Thanksgiving holiday. Of course, your gutters should be on your to-do list. In the event you find issues a month or so prior, such as sagging, improperly aligned downspouts or skewed gutter slopes, this month would be the time to address them. Repairs are a breeze in November since the weather is still relatively nice.

Doing Quick Fixes in December

As you hang your Christmas lights in front of your home, you might as well check on your gutters. Give them one final inspection to ensure that no debris is settling on them. Seal those cracks or holes you might see on the sections of your gutters. Clean any rust you might spot before applying cement or caulk.

Gutter maintenance, however, may not be for everyone. It sure is time-consuming, but these can all be skipped when you get your own gutter protection system. They will help keep debris out of your gutters without the worry of cleaning them often.

Turn to Gutter Helmet® of Michigan for the best protection for your gutters. Give us a call at (800) 824-3772 to learn how this system can ensure your home is protected all year round. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve residents of Wyoming, Michigan.