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Homeseller Maintenance 101: Gutter and Roof Work

Just because your home is on the market doesn’t mean it’s high time to cut the contract up with your landscaper, and turn your front yard into a jungle. Consider the following if you want to keep the integrity of your home in tact, even if the keys are about to switch hands:

Gutter and Roof Work
Sure, your gutters are connected to your roof, but the two items aren’t exactly separate from one another. 

You want to keep your gutters clear of leaves and debris to assist with easy drainage, otherwise any kind of overflow from the gutters can pool on the roof and cause long-lasting damage. The last thing you want is water pooling on your roof, rotting away at the shingles and wood. Keeping clean gutters is paramount in avoiding this issue. 

Maintenance is easier than you’d think. We’ve all seen those stock image photos of a homeowner standing on a ladder, reaching in with utility gloves to clear the gutters of sopping wet leaves. As a better defense, you can apply some gutter covers along the length of the exposed area, which cuts down exponentially on the amount of stuff that works its way into your area.

Personally, this is what I use, and I can honestly say I’ve never once in my four years of home ownership had to stand up on a ladder and clear away and junk. 

Oh, and trust me. I’ve looked. Those gutters are clean enough to eat off of. Not that I would but, ya know.