First day of fall is here 9/22/17
Sonoma county is bountiful with plants and trees, a perfect climate to grow wine grapes and gardens. Being the first day of fall its time to rake the leaves and clean the gutters. Leaves can build up in the gutters causing poor drainage to the downspouts. Gutter blockage from leaves can push water underneath the shingles causing the roof deck to get wet. The last time I cleaned gutters for a customer it wasn't as easy as I thought. Walking along the edge of the roof is a very dangerous proposition. I feel fortunate I have the training to evaluate danger zones and take appropriate safety measures. This allows me to take my time and clean the gutters with care so the sludge in the gutter doesn't get all over the place. One solution is leaf gutter covers and they come in many different styles. Leaf gutter covers on one house may not work on an other house because the pitch of the roof may be steeper. Clean gutters go a long way to protecting your home so be carefully and always think "safety first."