How to Prep Your Gutters for Winter

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping. That can only mean one thing – it’s time to start thinking about prepping your gutters for winter.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your gutters ready for the winter months. A little bit of preparation now can save you a lot of headaches later.

Here are a few tips from your friends at Exterior Pros, SE Wisconsin’s #1 roofer:

Inspect your gutters and downspouts.

Look for any cracks, holes, or other damage that could cause problems during the winter months. If you see any damage, call Exterior Pros right away at 262-583-6972 to schedule a repair.

Clean out your gutters.

Remove all leaves, twigs, and other debris that has collected in your gutters over the fall. This will help prevent water from freezing and damaging your gutters later on.

Install gutter guards.

Gutter guards are a great way to keep your gutters clean and prevent future problems. Exterior Pros offers a variety of gutter guard options to choose from – we can help you find the perfect fit for your home.

Check your downspouts.

Make sure that your downspouts are clear of debris and are draining properly. If you have any clogged or blocked downspouts, call Exterior Pros at 262-583-6972 and we will be happy to clear them out for you.

Trim back trees and shrubs around your gutters.

Overhanging branches can cause all sorts of problems for your gutters – they can collect leaves and debris, or even break off and damage your gutters during a winter storm. trimming back trees and shrubs will help prevent these problems.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your gutters will be ready to withstand whatever winter throws their way. And if you ever have any questions or need assistance with anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Exterior Pros – we’re always happy to help!