Conventional wisdom suggests that your gutters need to be cleaned only once a year. However, you might very well be surprised how easily your gutters can become clogged up. It takes just a handful of leaves or pine needles to clog your gutters enough to prevent water from flowing through your downspouts. If this excess water has no place to go, you can bet that it will begin to spill over the sides of your gutters and onto the ground, increasing the likelihood of damage to your home’s foundation and more.
That’s why it is so essential that you keep your gutters clean and free of any debris. Otherwise, the misdirected water, over time, is capable of causing significant damage to your home. Examples include, rotting fascia boards, your basement flooding, your siding becoming stained along with damage to your landscaping and as already mentioned, the possibility of damage to your home’s foundation. Any, and all, of these problems mean big dollars for you to have them repaired.
So, the question is: how often should your gutters be cleaned?
The pros at Wood & Wood Seamless Gutters recommend at least twice per year. Once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Those are the two seasons where the likelihood of finding debris clogging your gutters increases significantly.
However, there is a case to be made, for more than twice a year, when you should consider removing accumulated debris from your gutters. As an example, if your home is surrounded by trees with branches hanging over your roof those trees could, periodically, be dropping leaves and twigs onto your roof and into your gutters creating the possibility of creating unwanted clogging. This can especially occur after a significant wind and rain storm was to blow through your neighborhood.
No matter how many times a year you choose to have your gutters cleaned the most important point, to keep in mind, is finding the right team of pros to get that job done for you and helping to keep you off of your ladder.
That’s where Wood & Wood Seamless Gutters comes in. They have the know-how along with all the right equipment to get the job done for you and make sure it’s done right.