How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

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Your gutters are an essential part of your home since they’re responsible from diverting rainwater off your roof. Without gutters, rainwater could pool on your roof and at the base of your foundation, causing mold, rot, and water damage.

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

But in order for your gutters to work like they should, they can’t be filled with nests, twigs, branches, dust, dirt, and other debris. Approximately twice per year, you should plan on cleaning out your gutters. Typically, the best time to do this is in the early spring and early fall. However, you may need to clean them more often depending on the foliage surrounding your home. For example, you may need to clean your gutters up to every three months if you have pine trees on your property.

To clean your gutters, you should wear a pair of gloves and use a ladder to stand against the side of your home and clear out the debris. While climbing up on top of your roof and staying up there to clean your gutters can be faster, this is not a safe option.

At Village Roofs, we know that cleaning out your gutters can be a time-consuming task, which is why we recommend installing gutter guards. We can do this installation for you, so you can clean your gutters less often and rest easy knowing your gutters are effectively doing their job. Contact us today to learn more!