During the shifting seasons, you may be wondering when you should clean your rain gutters. In order to get the most out of your rain gutters, you’ll want to make sure they are clean from debris before rain falls and storms hit. The best time to clean your gutters is before fall and before spring. Why? Window World TX and our specialists want to share why it’s important to clean your gutters, especially during these seasons.
What Happens During Fall and Spring?
Cleaning your home’s gutters twice a year removes seasonal debris so rain can flow through your gutters smoothly. Spring and fall are the times of the year when you’ll find debris on your roof the most.
The best time to clean your gutters in the fall is when all the leaves fall down. This is so that you can remove all the leaves at once and ensure there will be no other major build-up in the gutters until spring. Similarly in the spring, clear out your gutters when the new growth has finished on the trees and you’ll remove the majority of the seasonal debris all at once.
Even if you have gutter covers to protect from debris, you should double-check for any large debris in your gutters. While they work very well at reducing the amount of debris that lands in your gutters, they don’t fully get the job done. Preparing for the rainy season or freezing conditions will limit the amount of damage that can happen to your gutters.
What Could Happen If You Don’t Clean Your Home’s Gutters?
When debris builds up in your gutters, serious water damage can occur. Gutters are very important to your home because they protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape from streams of rainwater. Debris like leaves and sticks block the path for the water to travel. This could cause overspills and water damage to your roof. You want to keep the path clear so rain can safely flow away from your home’s exterior.
Also, leaving leaves and sticks in your gutters invites other things to make their home in your gutters. This includes:
When these things make their home in your gutters, they will often spread and add more debris. Birds could make nests in your gutters or bees could build their community. These unwanted guests might require additional services to remove them, which could be very costly. To limit damage costs and services, you should keep a routine gutter cleaning schedule.
Should I Call For Gutter Cleaners?
While you can clean your gutters yourself, you can also call in a professional to help get the job done. Cleaning the gutters yourself could be dangerous, especially if you live in a multi-story home. You will have to use a ladder to climb on your roof and securely remove the debris from the gutter. If you feel like you may have stability issues or you think the debris is too much or too heavy to handle, you should call your local gutter services.
Window World TX provides services for anyone who is looking for gutter installations or gutter cleanings. Our technicians want our customers to stay safe from any dangerous work and free from water damage from their roofs. Contact us for a consultation today!