Having gutters on your house do a great job of moving the water that rolls off from the roof to away from the house, but what happens when those gutters become clogged with leaves, sticks, pine needles and even toys that somehow make it up on the roof.
All the rain water will soak everything inside the gutters and when the gutters can hold no more water it will start running over the edges, thus putting water where it should not be. If you live in a part of the country that freezes during the winter it is very important to clean the gutters out in the fall. If left full all that material that is sitting inside the gutters completely soaked, will freeze and could cause damage to not only the gutters themselves but also to the roof edge.
Up here in Michigan we have been experiencing temps in the 40’s and 50’s in mid January making it a great time to get out and clean out the gutters. Just remember that if you are going to do it yourself to always have another person on the ground at all times, never go up on a ladder without a spotter on the ground.
If you would rather leave this job to the professionals there are many Roof Cleaning companies around the country that also do gutter cleanouts. If you are in Michigan give Roof Cleaner a call at 616.240.3465.
We cover the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Holland, Grand Haven, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Wyoming, Rockford, Cascade and Ada areas.