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Time to check your gutters

In late fall, if your gutters are full of leaf debris it can cause water to back up against the house and damage roofing, siding and wood trim. This can be hired out for around $60 to $200 to clean gutters depending your home’s size. You can also do it yourself with a ladder. If leaves are really dry, you can try using an electric blower to blow the leaves out of the gutter. While you are eye to eye with your gutters check for for holes or damaged gutters and repair them.

There are also covers available at hardware stores that you can installed (or hire out installation) that prevents leaves from accumulating in gutters, while letting water through. Thus saving you time from having to do this yearly chore.