Window and Gutter Maintenance Tips This Fall
Fall provides the perfect conditions for exterior maintenance chores. The weather doesn’t get in the way of work so you can accomplish projects faster.
As the area’s most trusted home improvement contractor, here’s our typical fall maintenance checklist to use as a reference.
1. Clear Gutters of Leaves and Debris
Issues with gutters start with the presence of debris. When it piles up in your gutters, you can expect clogging, rusting and other gutter issues to arise. Going up on your roof during winter can be hazardous, so do maintenance chores in fall.
2. Seal Gaps Around Window Frames With Insulating Foam
Windows keep your home well-insulated, which becomes more apparent by the time winter comes. Tend to your windows’ maintenance and needs while the weather is still agreeable. To avoid insulation issues, we offer a lineup of Sunrise Windows® for superior performance.
3. Check for Damaged Components and Replace Them Immediately
This applies to both gutters and replacement windows. The overall reliability of windows and gutters depends greatly on the condition of their components. Ask your trusted contractor for a thorough inspection to ensure they’re working as intended when it counts.
4. Make Sure Gutters Aren’t Pulling Away
Pooling water can cause undue strain on gutters. As a result, gutters may come loose and start pulling away from the home’s structure. Check on this while conditions are still mild rather than waiting for something to happen in winter.
Exterior Source® is the home improvement contractor you can rely on for quality roofing products and seamless gutters. Count on us to help you with your fall maintenance. To reach us, residents can call (804) 275-5323, while those from the Tidewater area can call (757) 464-2060.