Spring is quickly approaching and so is your honey to do list. One of the most dreadful things on the list is cleaning out the gutters. This task requires you to allocate a reasonable amount of time towards this chore and not to mention a robust and steady ladder to clean them out properly.
Why clean out your gutters?
The importance of cleaning out your gutters is to allow the proper flow of water and to keep it away from the exterior of your house. If they become too clogged by debris and a build-up were to occur this could cause not only problems with the roof but water damage to the interior or exterior of your home as well.
How often should you clean them?
Experts say you should clean them out about every four months depending on the tree climate in your area. You should not just wait until fall arrives and all the leaves have fallen. In waiting so, that only gives the gutters a higher chance of clogging up. Once your gutters have appropriately been cleaned out, and your gutter system is inspected for any repairs, leads us to the next topic.
How to stop gutters from clogging in the future:
There are plenty of products out there to help prevent debris from falling into the openings. Two of the popular products out there are:
The leaf guard- This product is designed to cover up the opening of your gutter and reduce the amount of debris that gets built up. It is vital to perform the proper research to find the correct gutter guard for your specific system.
A gutter strainer- The strainer or filter, is constructed out of wire or plastic. This device is then installed, inside the opening of the downspout that prevents leaves or other debris from getting inside where they would have caused a future clog.
Please remember the only way to avoid a gutter from clogging is to clean your gutters and to inspect them every four months. For all of your gutter needs and repairs call the professionals at Hatch Homes!