How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?

Cleaning your gutters is not something many of us look forward to doing, but ensuring your gutters are clean and free of debris is important. Dry leaves, bird nests and other natural materials that get caught in your gutters can cause damage to the inside and outside of your home if left untreated. Your gutter system is an essential part of your home and is responsible for keeping water away from your foundation. Read on to learn more about your gutter system and how Exterior Remodel & Design can help you.

So, just how often should you clean your gutters? Even if you do not have a lot of trees around your home, that doesn’t mean debris cannot get caught in your gutters. The best practice is to inspect your gutters twice a year, once in the early summer and once in the early fall, to be sure they are clean. If you have a lot of mature trees on your property that shed leaves during the fall, you will definitely want to make checking your gutters a priority.

Speaking of trees, if you live in an area that sees a lot of leaves each fall, you may want to consider installing gutter guards. These gutter protectors will not only help keep your gutters free of debris; they will also drastically cut down on the overall cleaning time. If gutters are left untouched and become clogged, it can lead to a number of interior and exterior issues.

Here are a few ways to spot clogged gutters:

  • Dripping gutters when it rains
  • Overflowing gutters when it rains
  • Pooling water on your lawn or near your foundation
  • Water in the inside of your home, such as your basement or roof
  • Finding small critters in your home that are nesting in your gutters

If your gutters have been neglected over the years and are showing symptoms of damage, chances are they may need more than just a cleaning. If you are in the market for replacing your gutters, Exterior Remodel & Design is here to help! Our contractors at Exterior Remodel & Design are experienced in installing gutters and can help you with every last detail. They can examine your home and damages, write-up an estimate, and even walk you through the insurance process to help ensure that you get all of the repair and replacement costs covered. If you need new gutters in the Omaha or Lincoln area, you can trust Exterior Remodel & Design for the highest quality installation or repair.

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