Keep your gutters in top condition
Cleaning the gutters out is something no one really wants to do, but it can save you money on replacement gutters, and even on repairing roof damage.
Clogged gutters can overflow and break, and put strain on the roof itself. In the winter, they can fill with ice that causes thawing damage or strains the material.
You can get special gutter cleaning tools, or do it the old fashioned way:
Put on a long-sleeved top and rubber gloves
Steady the ladder against the side of the house
Scoop the dirt out with a small shovel
Dump it onto a tarp, not your lawn
Flush the gutters out with a hose
Note: don’t bother with gutter guards. They can make your gutters impossible to clean. It’s not worth it!