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End of Summer Home Maintenance Tips

By August 21, 2014 No Comments

home-1Summer’s Swan Song

As we prepare our tearful good-byes to the summer season for yet another year, it is also time to begin readying our homes for the fall and winter months. With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, we thought this would be the perfect time to review a few tips to prepare for the colder weather.

SlimGuard Gutter Protection

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to clean the gutters. I know what you’re thinking, “It’s not even September yet! Why am I going to clean my gutters now?”  Proactive gutter maintenance is an absolute must before the onslaught of leaves batters your roof.  Make sure your gutters are clean of debris and other foreign objects before the weather changes.  In fact, the best course of action is to call us so we can install our SlimGuard gutter protection system.  Unlike typical gutter protection systems, our SlimGuard system fits inside your gutter, which will not compromise your roof or its warranty. SlimGuard is also constructed with mesh, as opposed to aluminum akin to other products on the market.  The mesh material will not freeze during the brutal winter months; therefore, ice dams are far less likely to present an issue.

Tree Trimming isn’t just for the Holidays

While on the subject of roofing advice, August is a perfect time to begin cutting back tree limbs and branches that may overhang your home. While eliminating more foliage from eventually clogging your gutters, this will also deter an assortment of rodents from finding refuge in your attic and crawlspace as the temperature drops.

Window Washing

Window cleaning is another activity you’re going to want to indulge in before foliage season. I use the “activity” loosely for those of you fortunate enough to have replacement windows. Our customers who have installed our Protec windows spend barely any time at all cleaning them. With the easy-to-clean tilt in technology of our Protec window, you no longer have to wait for perfect window washing weather.

As you prepare for sweater weather, feel free to call us to investigate the prospect of installing SlimGuard gutter protection. We’d also to love to come by your home to educate you as to replacing your windows or roofing shingles before Mother Nature turns a cold shoulder to us.

 

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