Whether you’re deciding to have gutter covers installed or have your gutters cleaned throughout the year, the fact of the matter is, keeping them clean will help properly direct rain water away from your house. Gutters can become clogged by many different things including leaves, roof dirt, pine needles, seeded plants, animals, pests, etc. Once your gutters are clogged, there are a handful of risks your home will be exposed to. If your downspout is clogged and rain water is flowing over the sides, it is possible that water can flow behind the gutter. This can lead to water getting into your walls and ceiling. If the bottom of the downspout is clogged, it can flood around the surrounding area. And possibly seeping into the foundation, leading to damage to the foundation.
Keeping your gutters clean is an integral part of keeping your gutter system working properly. As well as, protecting your home from costly damage. The Brothers that just do Gutters are always cleaning and protecting gutters from clogs. They want to help prevent problems with clogged gutters caused by water entering your home. Or worse, from your gutters falling off and damaging your property. Their solutions to these problems are cleaning and gutter guards. Both are effective but vary in price, benefits, and convenience. There is no question about the fact that your gutters need to be clean to work.
Winter creates a few challenges not typical in other seasons. Clogged gutters in the early or late snow falls can put your home at risk for ice dams. Ice dams can damage your home and gutter system. Ice can cause extra strain on your gutters and cause them to fall, obviously leaving you without gutters. If a gutter system falls, it can damage your home. As a gutter collects the building snow and ice, the buildup can slide off. And consequently fall and hurt you or your family.
Regardless of the life of your gutters, keeping gutters clean starts from the moment they are installed. As soon as gutters collect rain water, they start collecting dirt and shedding debris with the rain water. It is why the Brothers offer gutter cleaning or installing gutter guards along with your gutter installation. Both methods will help keep your gutters clean and working properly, but which is the better option?
The short answer is yes! If your house is surrounded by trees and plants, then we suggest you look into having gutter guards installed on your home – more specifically, we suggest the micro mesh gutter guards. Our gutter guard is a completely enclosed system that keeps out everything from leaves and debris to animals, insects, and more. We are so confident that these gutter covers on your gutter system will keep you, or a crew you may hire, from cleaning out the gutters that it is backed by a twenty year no-clog money-back guarantee. As previously mentioned, gutters should be cleaned two to four times a year. If your home has lots of trees, it may require even more than that. They will keep leaves and such from entering your gutters or downspout all year round.
It does more than keep leaves out as well. Leaf guards gives your system box-like strength, which can really help your gutters stand up to the added weight of snow and ice build up in the winter, including ice dams. Now of course if your gutters don’t require lots of cleanings throughout the year you may not think it’s worth getting leaf guards, but the added strength during the winter is definitely an added bonus.
Whether you install gutter covers or have your gutters cleaned every few months, the most important thing to remember is that your gutters need to be clean to work. Both choices will keep your gutters working all year round, you just have to decide if you’re more comfortable with smaller more frequent payments or if you prefer paying a little more once and not have to worry again. If you still have questions on whether your home needs cleanings or gutter guards head over to our website to schedule a free estimate and one of our certified Solutionists would be happy to give your home a thirteen point inspection.