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Choosing A Professional Roofer


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Choosing A Professional Roofer

After I nearly fell off of my roof, I realized that it might be in my best interest to work with a professional roofer instead. I had already purchased all of the shingles that I needed, so I tried to find a company that could use the things that I already had. I was able to find an incredible roofing company that would only charge me for labor, and it was a serious life-saver. In addition to being familiar with working on roofs, my roofing company also completed the job in a jiffy. This website is filled with articles that might help you to understand roofing a little better, so that you can work with the right expert.

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Your Rain Gutters

Your rain gutters serve several purposes with their main goal being to catch rain water and carry it away from the house and steer it down a downspout where it will drain off into a designated area. If leaves, pine needles, twigs, pine cones and other tree debris is allowed to clog the gutters then the water will stay in the gutters. The weight of the debris and water puts unnecessary stress on the gutters. When the gutters are working correctly rain water won't fall from the roof directly onto porches and walkways. It also won't run right off the dirty roof onto the sides of the house so it stains the paint. The most common way to clean gutters is to get on a ladder and scoop the debris out by hand. If you aren't comfortable with this, then you can try one of the options you will learn about here:

You can use your wet/dry vac.

It is possible for you to use your wet/dry vac to suck the debris out of the rain gutters. You want to be prepared with an extra-long extension cord, a long enough hose and curved extension pieces that allow you to reach right in the gutters. Your vac will stop sucking up the leaves when it gets full and since you won't be able to see what's going on you should check the canister frequently so you know you aren't wasting your time and energy.

You can use gutter tongs

They sell gutter tongs that are specifically made for reaching in and plucking out the debris in the rain gutters while you are firmly standing on the ground below. The tongs are designed in a similar manner as a pick up stick with a claw like contraption on the one end and a lever you control with your hand on the other end.

You can use a bent wire coat hanger if you are in a pinch

If you feel the immediate need to clean the gutters and you have to use what's already at your disposal then you can use a wire coat hanger. You can unwind it and get it as straight as possible. Keep the hanger end with the curve as it is and that is what you are going to put in the gutter to scoop out the leaves. This will only work if the gutter isn't too high. If you can't reach then you may be able to stand on a step stool to get the extra height you need.

For more information, contact a roofing company like Trinity Contracting & Construction.