Our trees dropped leaves well into December, and now it’s time
for a good gutter clean out to start the year right.
Some advice from gutter expert, Drew:
The purpose of gutters is to guide water from your roof to the
ground while keeping it away from your house.
But water is never the only thing that ends up in your gutter.
Leaves, debris, shingle grit, even animals can find their way in
When they get stuck, your gutters can clog.
- Clogged gutters can lead to rotted fascia board and can allow
water to leak into your attic, ceiling, etc.
- Clogged downspouts and drains cause water to leak into your
crawl space or foundation.
- It’s not only costly to fix but can cause dangerous mold and
For your Smart Homeowner list
DIY If you can do it safely, clean out your gutters. You can buy
a special hose extension like this one to make it easier.
$ If you want to hire a pro, they can clean your gutters and do a gutter tune up—re-sealing mitered corners, securing loose gutters, etc.
$$ Consider adding quality gutter screens for optimal protection.
P.S. Drew can help you find the best gutter solutions. From
cleaning to adding gutter screens to adding additional gutters or
larger downspouts, The Brothers That Just Do Gutters will help you make the smart choice.