This is the perfect time of year to tune-up your gutters.
While the house at the left is a neglected foreclosure, I'm contantly amazed at the number of owner occupied houses I see with gutters so filled, they look like gutter gardens.
Clogged gutters can result in not only improper drainage, but water being diverted other ways that can rot fascia boards and infiltrate the house and even the basement, causing serious damage.
Visit AllAboutHome.com for detailed tips for cleaning up your gutters. And to make your job easier, check out Danny Lipford's cheap handy, dandy gutter cleaner-outer.