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Why You Should Get Your Gutters Cleaned Before the Winter

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Gutter cleaning is an important part of keeping up with the maintenance of your home. Your gutters are a system built onto your house, and need to be able to function properly to do their job and keep you dry. It may even be easier to not have gutters at all, rather than one that aren’t working correctly. A matter of fact, choosing when to clean your gutters can make them last longer and stay in the best shape. After the last of the fall leaves have came off the trees, is when it’s the best time to clean out your gutters for the winter.

Structural System

Gutters are more than just a convenience, they make the rainwater go where you need it to. Without gutters, the water would flood you mulch and soil, as well as erode it. The pooling water can soak all the way into your home’s foundation and ruin it. There is a drainage system built into your home’s foundation, but it isn’t intended to be able to handle all the rainwater that is missed by your gutters.

Preventing Gutter Damage

Gutters can get clogged, even if you don’t live in an area with many trees. Even a small amount of leaves can get stuck and create a dam for water to get stuck. Make sure you clean them out before the leaves and moisture freeze in place and break your gutters when rainwater tries to pass through. Water is a pretty heavy element, and can weigh down the gutters to make them sag or become unaligned. Try to prevent this from happening by keeping your gutters cleaned out!

Professional vs Do-It-Yourself

For some, cleaning gutters can be a scary and dangerous task – especially if you have a big home. Climbing onto your own roof can be daunting. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up there and scooping out the leaves, call in the professionals. Don’t prolong the cleaning process just because of the danger factor. Gutter professionals do this as part of their job, and will be happy to do it for you.

Contact Us

J&J Home Improvement can help you with your gutter needs. Whether it’s installation or cleaning, we can be the home improvement company for you and your house. Give us a call at 508-436-6374 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you out with your gutters!