Many people love fall for its coziness, cooler temperatures and bright foliage. While there are a lot of fun activities you can do during this season, you shouldn’t forget about your gutters. All the fallen leaves and debris from nearby trees could clog them. If your gutters fail to divert water from your home, you could deal with roof damage, basement flooding, foundation issues and other costly problems. You can easily avoid them by keeping your gutters clean.
Here’s when to schedule your gutter cleaning service.
Are you planning to invest in a gutter protection system? If so, you want your gutters cleaned before installing one. Gutter guards keep debris from entering your gutters, reducing the likelihood of clogs and improving water flow. They keep your gutters clean for longer and make them easier to maintain.
If you are just having your gutters cleaned or already have gutter guards, it might be better to schedule your gutter cleaning after fall. Doing so will prepare your gutter system and home for the colder months. During winter, it will help you avoid ice dams, which could damage and shorten the life of your roof.
Are there trees surrounding your property? Keeping them at a distance from your home can help minimize leaves, twigs and seeds in your gutters. It’s a good idea to trim long tree limbs so they don’t come close to your roof and gutters. Trimming overhanging branches also protects your home against damage from debris during harsh weather.
Choose a dependable contractor for your new gutter protection system. At Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama, we install superior products designed to keep dirt, debris, leaves and animals from your gutters. We are one of the most trusted gutter guard companies in the area. Call us at (866) 598-7525, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Chelsea, AL, and nearby communities.