Autumn is here already and summer is all but a blur so the time has come to prepare for the season of cold, snow and ice.
Peace of mind can easily be obtained with a few easy maintenance tasks to assure a roof from leaking. Make sure all debris is cleared from around the following: chimney, pipes, skylights, vents, antennas, satellite dishes and valleys.
Take the time to thoroughly clean gutters and downspouts. The easiest way is use a leaf blower and a hose. If debris has built up over past seasons use a garden trowel and a garbage bag. Make sure the bottom of downspouts are cleared away and run the hose water down each downspout to clear any blockages.
If the spikes have come loose and the gutters are tipping forward or there are gaps between gutters and the fascia board, using a hammer tap them back into place.
Now if all or some if this is difficult to do, please call Chess Roofing & Siding and we will come out and do the work at an affordable cost. If gutters and downspouts are in poor condition Chess Roofing & Siding can replace them with seamless gutters using screws and brackets.
Another option, once we clean out your gutters and downspouts or install new gutters is to install a permanent gutter cover to eliminate any need for concern in the future. It is preferred gutters be relatively new and seamless. It is also best if the gutters are screwed with brackets rather than spikes and furls. Spikes and furls have a tendency of working loose due to Michigan climate of hot and cold with expansion and contraction of the wood. By using brackets and screws the gutters always remain secured.