PREPARING FOR WINTER TENDS TO MEAN TACKLING ALL OF THOSE FIDDLY JOBS THAT SUDDENLY BECOME MORE URGENT AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS.
For example, this is a good time to get any loose tiles or broken guttering replaced, and to ensure that your roof’s in good condition and completely water tight.
Also, it might not be the most glamorous of jobs, but it’s well worth ensuring that your gutters are clear. After all, they control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof and walls and even the foundations of your home. And a gutter clogged with leaves, sticks or other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.
We’d recommend tackling this sooner, rather than later, as it’s not the kind of job you’ll want to be tackling over the Christmas holidays. Also, unless you happen to have some relevant experience, this is one to leave to the experts.
We’ve joined forces with Roofline Solutions, who help busy home owners who may not know how problematic blocked gutters can be to bring you this feature. They can help by clearing debris from your gutters before it’s had a chance to build up enough to make them a tempting environment for hedgehogs, or to block your drains.
Here are a few simple tips for clearing your gutters ready for winter:
- Don’t be put off tackling this task because you feel like you should do it yourself. Using a specialist company like Roofline Solutions will ensure that the job’s done well and will save you time and stress in the long run!
- If you think your gutters may be blocked, tackle this issue sooner rather than later, before this causes damp or blocked drains.
- Ask for a free gutter survey from Roofline Solutions and they will provide you with a no obligation quote to get your gutters cleared.
- On average, it’s worth getting your gutters cleaned approximately once a year.
Once your gutters are clean, it’ll be much easier to check that they’re in good condition and to ensure that there aren’t any leaks, leaving you with one less thing to worry about this winter.
His & Hers is very proud to bring you this sponsored post in association with Roofline Solutions (who can also install new gutters if needed). The expertise in this field is theirs, but the words are all our own.
For more tips and inspiration for your home this winter, please pay a visit to our interiors page.