Right now is the best time of year to get a gutter cleaning before winter hits. This can prevent other problems such as from arising in the dead of winter, when it can be harder to repair your home. There are quite a few pros to cleaning out your gutters in the late fall.
Your gutters will be easier to clean in the fall.
This is true when it comes to spring gutter cleaning. If you leave all the gutter debris in your gutters over the winter it can allow the debris to decay and stick to your gutters. Which will take longer to clean out in the spring.
The chance of ice dams building up will be smaller.
Gutters that are full of debris will clog up your gutters when snow starts to melt creating ice dams and not allow for proper water flow. To learn more about ice dams and how to prevent them please view our previous blogs on the subject.
Gutter malfunctions will be lessened.
If your gutters are weighted down with debris already then when snow sets on them it will make your gutters strain even more. This can cause your gutter pitch to be changed, loosen your gutters or worse they can fall off. So protect your gutters to protect your home.
This is a no brainer. The more you take care of your gutters the longer they will last. This includes cleaning them out at least twice a year (spring and fall) So make sure to schedule an appointment with a professional or take time out of your weekend to get the job done before it’s too late!
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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