Spring Gutter Cleaning
Your gutters not only keep rainwater from falling right in front of your doors they also direct the water flow away from your house, preventing damage to your foundation and landscaping. If they are maintained correctly, they will last for many years, maybe even for the life of your home. Keeping your gutters and downspouts clean is the best way to avoid expensive repair costs in the future to fix any damage caused by clogged gutters. Here are some things to think about when it comes to keeping your gutters in good shape.
Why is gutter maintenance important?
Leaves and debris in the air will settle on your roof and in your gutters. Even if you have gutter guards, some of it will still manage to get inside your gutters.
The rain will clean your gutters as long as there aren’t any obstructions in the gutters or downspouts that won’t let the water flow. Unfortunately, the leaves, twigs, and other debris can form a dam inside your gutter system, causing the water to sit in your gutters.
The water, when it is backed-up, can also sit on your roof, potentially causing damage to your roofing materials, or even creating leaks inside of your home.
The weight of all of that water is also a concern. If there is too much water sitting in a gutter, the added weight can cause it to tear away from your home, causing damage to the gutters, downspouts, and the exterior of your home.
How often should I clean my gutters?
We advise either cleaning your gutters or having them professionally cleaned at least twice a year, maybe even more often, depending on the particular conditions of where you live. It will also help to keep any trees trimmed that have branches extending over your roof.
Fall gutter cleaning: You want to clean them in the fall to get rid of everything that may have collected during the stormy spring and summer months, as well to make sure that they are ready for the onslaught of the winter weather that awaits.
Spring gutter cleaning: Your roof really takes the most abuse during the winter months. All of that frost and ice collecting and melting on your roof and into your gutters will certainly test their limits of endurance. Hopefully, your gutters fared well during the winter months, and everything is flowing smoothly. But, if there are any blockages or other issues, you will be able to catch them early, before any damage to your home is caused.
Give us a call today for all of your gutter system needs. Whether you are interested in installation of gutters or guards, gutter maintenance, repairs, or cleaning, our highly skilled team of professionals will provide you with the solutions that you are looking for, promptly, efficiently, and affordably.