Gutter cleaning is rarely seen as an exciting chore, but it must be done one way or another. Neglecting your gutters can lead to a range of problems, from your roofing down to your foundation. That is why you should never skip this task during home maintenance in the spring and fall. Fortunately, gutter cleaning does not necessarily have to be a difficult task. Here are some tips on how you can make this chore a whole lot simpler.
Trim the Trees
Trim back tree limbs so that they don’t grow too much and hang above your roof. Trees overhanging your roof can cause leaves, small twigs, animal droppings, acorns and other debris to fall on your roof and roll down into your gutter. By eliminating this possibility, your gutter and downspout would likely be easier to clean.
Place a Filter at the Top of the Downspout
Install filters at the points where your downspouts meet the other parts of your gutter system. Although these seem like small pieces of a screen, they are generally large enough to cover the opening of a downspout and prevent excessive debris from getting inside.
Install a Gutter Guard
A gutter guard provides an added layer of protection to keep debris out of your gutters and downspouts. Gutter guards usually come in a wide array of materials, styles, colors and sizes to match varying home designs. So, apart from helping you avoid gutter damage and roof repair, guards can also act as a finishing touch to your home’s exterior.
Hire a Professional
If you want to completely take this burden off your shoulders, you can opt to hire a professional to perform gutter maintenance for you. This way, you can focus on other important stuff that you may have going on and be assured that the task will be done properly and thoroughly.
Brownstone Roofing is a premier roofing company that caters to both residential and commercial clients. Our services include storm damage repair, roof replacement, gutter installation and more. Call us at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in New Albany, IN.