Cleaning your gutters might not sound like an exciting activity, but it is definitely necessary. A lot of things can make their way inside your gutters and cause clogging problems. Trees are notorious for dropping large amounts of foliage, particularly during fall. Evergreen trees are even worse, shedding leaves all year-round. If you’ve recently had work like storm damage repair done on your roof, some leftover debris might end up in the gutters as well.
There are two main ways to keep your gutters clear and free of any potential blockage. You can choose to clean them yourself, or you could hire a professional. The latter is more recommended as it’s often the safer and more convenient choice.
The Importance of Gutter Cleaning
When your gutters are blocked, rainwater pools inside the troughs. If they are neglected long enough, this could cause rust to form on the gutters themselves. The increased moisture can also damage your roof and seep inside the assembly, causing premature rot and a number of other problems that require potentially expensive roof repair work. Keeping your gutters clean is a good way to avoid these problems.
How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?
Gutters need cleaning at least two times a year: once in the spring and another one in the fall. For homes with nearby evergreen trees, you can increase the frequency to up to once every season. Signing up for a routine maintenance agreement with your local roofing company should help you keep track of your cleaning schedules so you never miss an appointment.
There’s always a risk to working at heights so it’s best to leave all roof and gutter work to your trusted roofing specialists. They will have the proper tools, equipment and safety training to handle the demands of this type of job.
At Brownstone Roofing, you can rely on our professionals to provide you with top-quality roofing and gutter services at any time of the year. Give us a call at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to schedule a gutter cleaning service today. We serve New Albany, IN, and nearby areas.