Have you looked up at your gutters lately and noticed sticks and leaves hanging off the side of your gutter, and then asked yourself—when was the last time I had my gutters cleaned? Well, if you’re like many people out there, you probably aren’t even sure how often you should clean your gutters in the first place!
How many times should I clean my gutters?
Our Atlanta roofing company recommends cleaning your gutters twice a year (at a minimum). Of course there are factors that would result in cleaning your gutters more frequently. Such factors are:
- If you have trees hanging over your roof and gutters. The leaves, sticks, and debris consistently fall in your gutters, which causes them to clog more frequently. The more frequently your gutters clog, the more you must clean them out for proper roof maintenance!
- If you don’t have gutter covers installed, you may find yourself cleaning them out more than two times per year. At DeKalb Roofing Company, we use a product called LeafSolution, which keeps the debris out of your gutter so the water can run through freely. When we install your gutter covers, you will only need minimal gutter cleaning—lucky you!
Why should I clean my gutters?
Now that you know how often you should clean your gutters, it’s time to take this important preventive measure! For proper gutter cleaning, remember that:
- By regularly maintaining your gutters and roof, you can ensure that mildew, mold, or rust is not forming in or near the downspouts of your gutters. This happens when water is clogged and sits there for months and months. Depending on the severity, this can also cause your roof to become infested with fungus, mold, and other harmful bacteria.
- When cleaning your gutters, ensure that all debris is completely out of your gutters and downspouts. This will maximize the opportunities for the water to run freely and drain properly.
The amazing LeafSolution option!
To minimize the need for cleaning your gutters often, DeKalb Roofing Company offers and installs the LeafSolution gutter cover. We can actually install it on your current gutter system, or if you need a new gutter system, DeKalb Roofing Company offers excellent gutter installation services as well.
The LeafSolution is made of stainless steel mesh, which only allows water to get inside of your gutters. So that means no more sticks, debris, and leaves to clog up your gutters! By using LeafSolution, you will lessen the frequency of when to clean your gutters.
Experience the LeafSolution gutter cover today—call us for your free quote or to schedule your appointment today!