Every year during the fall, seasonal winds and weather can blow leaves and branches from trees into your gutters. With a rain storm or shower, you will find you now have clogged up gutters. Gutters are designed to run the water away from your house, but if they are not properly maintained they don’t do their job. It is important that you keep you gutters clean, or it could lead too much larger headaches down the road.
Damage from clogged gutters
Gutters are designed to divert water away from the home. Without gutters, water can damage the home’s structure and foundation. If the gutters are not properly maintained water will begin pouring over or settling where it shouldn’t be. Eventually this can cause rot to the home’s structure leading you to replace pieces of the exterior, roof, and sometimes the interior. These are expensive bills that will cause you more of a headache than cleaning the gutters would have in the first place. Excess water can also run over the gutters and damage the landscaping around the home. If water is allowed to pool and settle at the base of the home it can soften the foundation and lead to shifting – a costly fix.
Clogged gutters can also become the targets of other pests and inhabitants such as rodents and bees. They will create a home in your gutters and stick around. These pests can not only be a nuisance to have around, but cause further damage to your home. To prevent this, you need to keep an eye on your gutters have ensure they are ready for the next heavy rainfall.
How often should you clean?
The frequency of gutter cleaning depends on the type of gutter system you have and the surrounding environment. If you have many trees that are dropping significant debris for most of the year, then you will need to be cleaning your gutters on a more regular basis. We would recommend that you clean your gutters at least twice annually, once before Fall and once before Spring. This will give you clean flowing gutters before the rainiest seasons. But even after you have completed this maintenance schedule, keep an eye on your gutters for leaks and overflowing. If you are in an area with high falling debris, you may need to add another cleaning date in the middle of Fall and Spring.
We know that cleaning your gutters is not always the most fun even to do during evening or weekend free time. This is why Tristar Gutters offers gutter cleaning services. Our experts can ensure that your gutters and downspouts are completely free of debris and ready for anything. The best part – you don’t even need to get on a ladder.
Low maintenance gutter systems
If you are finding that your existing gutter system is clogged frequently or you are looking to reduce the amount of cleanings in your schedule, contact Tristar Gutters to learn more about our low maintenance gutter systems. We carry high quality gutter systems that can save you time and money. We even carry the extremely low-maintenance LeafPro Gutter System. With the LeafPro, you are guaranteed to NEVER have a leak!
To learn more about our gutter services and gutter systems, contact Tristar Gutters at 604-833-0500. We make sure that the job is done right the first time and your gutters are ready for this season and the next.