The hazy days of summer have bid us farewell.

We are reminded that the leaves are going to fall and rain is about to set in. Autumn is a beautiful time of year and it’s the time of year when lots of us like to prep our homes a little bit. Between now and the start of winter, there are a few things you can do to prepare your roof for autumn. Lots of homeowners don’t put too much thought into autumn home maintenance, particularly those living in areas of Scotland with extreme weather. In addition to this, lots of smaller issues will occur at this time of year, anything from pests to leaks. If they’re not addressed they can become bigger problems once the cold winter months set in.

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Clean your guttering

When leaves and debris build-up in your gutter system, in time, it can create a block in the downpipes. Rainwater will overflow the gutters, damaging your wooden fascia and soffit boards overtime. The additional weight of soggy leaves and rainwater may also make your gutters loose from the gutter clips and cause them to collapse.
To stop all these problems and unforeseen repair fees, be sure that you make sure your gutters are relatively clear throughout the winter months. Once more if the trees around your home are bare – it’s still worth doing a thorough cleaning.

You will also get out ahead of the autumn weather by putting hedgehog or guards in place to stop the build-up of debris in the beginning.