Gutter systems are generally designed to handle a good amount of water. But when there’s too much debris stuck in your gutters, you can expect problems to show up in no time. That is why gutter cleaning is very important. In this post, roofing repair expert Pawcatuck Roofing Co. lists a few essential things to keep in mind before hiring a professional to clean your gutters.
Is It Necessary to Hire a Pro?
Gutter cleaning may seem like an easy task to handle by yourself. However, you should note that there are safety hazards in performing this job. For instance, if you will be using a ladder to access areas that are hard to reach, you run the risk of falling and injuring yourself. To avoid such unfortunate scenarios, you should consider hiring a professional. They’re experienced and skilled in cleaning gutters, and they also have the right tools to carry out the job safely and thoroughly.
How Often Should Gutter Cleaning Be Done?
Your roofing contractor will likely recommend cleaning the gutters twice a year — once during fall and again in spring. If there are many trees, specifically oak and pine, surrounding your home, you might want to consider cleaning your gutters more frequently, perhaps every quarter. Oak and pine trees are known for shedding more quickly, so their leaves could have your gutters clogged more easily.
How Can Debris Be Minimized?
Gutter covers can significantly reduce the amount of debris and leaves that can get inside your gutters. Of course, with less debris building up in your gutters, you can have your gutter cleaned every one to three years. That means you can also save on maintenance costs, so adding gutter covers and screens could prove to be a long-term and cost-effective solution.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co. is experienced in residential and commercial roof replacement. We also carry out jobs involving gutters and siding. To learn more about our services, call us at (860) 599-1024 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Westerly, RI.