Now that the cooler weather is upon us, it’s time to get some of the outdoor maintenance for your Shelburne home complete. One item on your “To-Do” list should be cleaning out the gutters and downspouts. With the wet weather and the leaves blowing, leaves tend to build up and block the flow of gutters. Make sure to clear out all the debris to allow for proper drainage. Clogged gutters and downspouts are the #1 reason for ice dams in the winter. By preventing ice dams, it will help prevent damage to shingles and possibly water seeping into the basement when the ice melts in the spring.