Goodbye Gutter Woes: Why Gutter Shutter Is the Best Solution for Clean Gutters
Climbing on Ladders to Clean Gutters Is Incredibly Dangerous
Thousands of people seriously injure themselves falling from ladders every year. The risk of a fall increases as the weather gets worse. If you are trying to keep your gutters clean or trying to make gutter repairs in the fall, winter, or early spring, you must be incredibly careful. Rain, snow, ice, and wind can all create hazardous conditions that make cleaning your gutters difficult and unsafe.
If you're like most homeowners, the precarious, difficult nature of gutter maintenance makes you reticent to clear them out as often as you should. Not only is it a dirty and dangerous job, but it's also time-consuming! However, failing to keep your gutters clean and clear can lead to major problems, including damaged gutters, poor roof drainage, and leaking.
But now there's a solution to end all your gutter woes: Gutter Shutter! These specially-designed guards offer superior durability, longevity, and functionality for the gutters on nearly any home or business.
Keep reading to learn more about the importance of keeping your gutters clean and how replacing your old, damaged gutters with a Gutter Shutter system may save you time and money.
The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Free of Debris
Gutters are one of the most important parts of your home’s exterior. They channel water away from your roof and foundation, protecting your home from water damage. But if gutters become clogged with leaves and debris, they can’t do their job properly. That’s why it’s important to keep them clean.
There are a few different ways to clean gutters. You can do it yourself with a ladder and a pair of gloves (not recommended due to safety concerns) or hire a professional gutter cleaning service like ours at Brown Roofing. Whichever way you choose, it’s important to do it regularly. Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year and more often if you live in an area with lots of trees. We recommend cleaning your gutters before the start of the fall season and again in the spring.
Cleaning gutters may not be the most fun task on your to-do list, but it’s important for protecting your home.
Why DIY Gutter Cleaning Is Not Recommended
Ladder safety is one of the most important things to remember when it comes to home maintenance. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning your gutters. Many people underestimate the dangers of ladder accidents, thinking that they can simply be more careful. Even if you are using a stable ladder, there is always the potential for it to slip or move unexpectedly, resulting in a fall.
Another reason you should leave gutter cleaning to professionals is the potential for damaging your gutters. If you are not experienced in this area, you could easily damage your gutters by scratching them or bending them out of shape. In addition, if you are not careful, you could drop something heavy on your gutters and cause them to break. These types of damage can be very costly to repair, especially if your roof or siding is also damaged.
It is always best to leave this gutter cleaning and repair to the professionals at Brown Roofing, who have the proper equipment and training to do it safely and effectively.
A Better Alternative to Traditional Gutter Cleaning
As previously mentioned, gutter cleaning is a thankless job. Even when hiring a professional to do the work for you, you still have to pay for the service several times a year. There has to be a better way! Gutter Shutter is a better gutter cleaning solution that will save you time and money in the long run.
The Gutter Shutter system features:
- Downspout extensions to effectively move water away from your home
- High-back gutter design that prevents water from getting behind your gutters
- Secure bracketing system to keep gutters from pulling away from your home
- Flow reducers that control the water going into your gutters and block large debris
- End caps that fully encase your gutters and hood
Not only does it prevent leaves and debris from clogging your gutters, but it also eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming gutter cleaning services. Additionally, Gutter Shutter keeps your gutters free of ice and snow in the winter, which can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked.
If you are tired of paying to have your gutters cleaned several times a year and/or dealing with chronic gutter damage after storms and heavy rainfall, Gutter Shutter might be a good option for your home. Call Brown Roofing to learn more about this innovative roof drainage system.