Gutters, Galore: Cleaning Your Gutters for Winter

What’s the worst chore in the world? We guarantee most of you said “cleaning out the gutters”. Great Estates Landscaping knows just how yucky that particular job can be. But, have you ever considered how important those gutters are? Your gutters are part of a system that helps move water and debris away from your roof. They help protect your structure from damage by making sure water doesn’t settle and cause mold and decay.

But, are you paying attention to them year round? A broken or clogged gutter can result in a number of issues, if left untreated. As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, properly functioning gutters eliminate the risks for pests by removing stagnant water, reduce the chance for mold and decay, and diverts water away from your foundation, walls and gardens. You should be giving your gutters a thorough cleaning once a year. Great Estates recommends twice a year if you have low hanging tress close to your home. Be sure to check the downspouts too! And, it’s always smart to properly clean your gutters before a big storm. Heavy rains will send floods of water down your roof. So, you’ll want to make sure your gutters are ready to handle such a downpour.

If climbing ladders and scooping out gunk isn’t your thing, don’t worry! We can help you protect your roof and structure from potential water damage that will occur if your gutters have been neglected. Reach out to us and have your gutters inspected and cleaned by our professionals at Great Estates.

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