The Basics of Gutter Systems
What are gutters anyways?
Gutters are simply the exterior drainage system of your home. They collect and divert rainwater away from the roof edge into a downspout, which is then discharged at the base of your home. The main purpose of gutters is to protect your home's foundation, reduce erosion, prevent leaks in your basement and protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water.
Why clean gutters?
Gutters become clogged because of the fallen leaves and other debris that accumulates on the roof of the house. When gutters become clogged, water cannot be collected and diverted away from your home. Clogged gutters may cause water to penetrate your home, foundation damage, roof structure damage and even ice dams in cold climates. Water build-up from clogged gutters also attracts mosquitoes and weeds, creating a perfect environment for insects to breed.
How often should I clean my gutters?
We recommend cleaning gutters at least 3-4 times per year (about once a season depending on the amount of trees nearby). If you want help choosing the gutter cleaning schedule that fits your individual needs, just get in touch, we're here for you.