Gutter Cleaning Near Me

Windows Gutters Etc - Your Local Gutter Cleaner

Started By A Marine, Partner With Marines And Vets

We carry Workman's Comp to protect you and our people, as well as General Liability to protect your property

You asked for “gutter cleaning near me”…here we are, your local top rated gutter cleaner. There’s a reason you’re visiting this page;  it’s time to get your gutters cleaned. What we offer is safety, effectiveness, and efficiency…all for a great price.

How Much Is It Going To Cost?

Our base gutter cleaning price includes removing all debris, flushing the gutters and downspouts to make sure everything functions properly and,  of course, we’ll make sure any mess that hits the ground is removed.

Our base price applies to roughly 70% of the jobs. Examples of variables that can affect pricing are type of shingle, roof pitch, gutter guards, last time they were cleaned, solar panels, one or two stories, etc. If we run into any unforeseen problems, don’t worry, our quote typically  doesn’t change. At times, our pricing may even be reduced. We don’t take your money for granted.

One Story, typical pricing – $119

Two story, typical pricing $159

Before we start any job, we will agree on the price. NO SURPRISES!

That’s why you want us when you are looking for “gutter cleaning near me”

Our Gutter Cleaning Process

Our approach is to make sure we do the job safely, effectively, and efficiently. We’ll either remove the debris by hand or, more typically, use a pressure washer or both. We never use leaf blowers for good reason. The type of debris we find in the gutters or whether you have drains that go under ground will determine which method we use. The end result is to get your gutters and downspouts flowing at full capacity. clean gutters near me

We find several recurring reasons for water flow being impeded. Obviously, number one is debris in the gutters such as leaves, dirt, mud, composite from shingles, roofing materials, tennis balls, toys and much more. Flushing the gutters with water is the ONLY way to COMPLETELY remove it all.  

Clogged downspouts are also very common. Clearing them is one reason why we use pressure washers or a garden hose instead of  leaf blowers. Dirt, shingle composite, leaves, etc. can bind together, harden then dam up the downspout elbows.

If you have kids, don’t be surprised if we find a ball or toys blocking the water. Animals and birds also get in the way. 

When you ask for gutter cleaning near me, we’re there to get the job done RIGHT and SAFELY!

Gutter Cleaning Helps Protect Your Investment

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Gutters serve one function, to channel water away from your home.  Properly functioning gutters not just protect the house foundation, but also keep water from entering your home which can create costly  water damage and potential severe health risks with long term mold. It’s that simple.

Rain moves down the roof into the gutters, flows towards the downspout, then runs into the downspouts away from your largest investment. Any blockage or impediment along the line will cause the system to not function properly; thus, the need to service regularly. 

Getting your gutters cleaned isn’t sexy because you don’t get to enjoy it like clean windows. However, it is MORE important if you have any intent to keep your foundation sound and reduce chances for costly internal water damage, and potential health risks.

Asking for “Gutter cleaning near me” is a great way to find us!

I was very satisfied with Cesar. Friendly and did a great job. I will ask for him again when it’s time to clean gutters again. Thank You for your service. Glad I was in contact with youread more
Sandra Rush
Sandra R.
21:24 09 Mar 20
I've been using Windows, Gutters for six or seven years. They are efficient and reliable, as well as being very nice to work with. They are 5-star quality.read more
Judith Smith
Judith S.
21:48 04 Mar 20
Awesome company !! This is the second time I hired Windows Gutters Etc to do some work on our home. They helped get the property ready right before we put our home on the market. Fantastic job on gutters, windows, and power washing all the concrete including garage floor. Highly recommend!read more
Josh Bucur
Josh B.
19:21 04 Mar 20
Super customer-friendly service and hard work for a very fair price.Top notch and we plan to use again in the future. Highly recommend
Lisa
Lisa
00:52 23 Feb 20
Lance Perryman
Lance P.
23:26 12 Feb 20
Steve Woodburn
Steve W.
17:29 10 Feb 20
Mikaela Wilkins
Mikaela W.
17:50 20 Jan 20
Excellent service, reasonable prices, but also completely straight forward and honest about what they can and can't do, no bait and switch, no selling you something you don't need. In our experience, ultra-reliable and trustworthy.read more
Sam Fitch
Sam F.
17:12 06 Jan 20
On late notice, Ray was able to squeeze in our gutter-cleaning job. He worked quickly and effectively to finish before the light faded. I appreciate that he left no mess. Thanks, Rayread more
Frank Selto
Frank S.
15:50 06 Jan 20
The crew arrived when promised, did a professional job in a timely manner. Cleaned up as professionals. Excellent experience overall, Would strongly recommend.read more
John Rubano
John R.
21:54 26 Dec 19
I’ve used this company twice and both times they have been timely, efficient and did a great job. Would definitely use them again.
Marilyn McMahon
Marilyn M.
22:06 24 Dec 19
Doc Bam
Doc B.
13:24 23 Dec 19
Thank you; the weather has been terrible and I couldn’t get anyone to show up to help me with the leaves this year...Cesar did a great job on our big mess! And he was pleasant & professionalread more
Jennifer Nagele
Jennifer N.
21:12 18 Dec 19
Always a pleasure to deal with Windows Gutters Etc. Excellent results, very polite & pleasant to deal with & services at a great value. Job well done & every time I find myself impressed with their attention to detail. Highly recommended!!!read more
Karin Antoni
Karin A.
19:35 13 Dec 19
Wonderful people who care about the customer and do a great job nice to see great customer service
Marlene Newland
Marlene N.
22:56 12 Dec 19
I have used this provider for years and have never been dissapointed.
Joshua Sidwell
Joshua S.
20:06 12 Dec 19
Kirsten Delaney
Kirsten D.
04:17 09 Dec 19
They have hung my Christmas lights for the last three years and have a done a great job. Friendly, respectful, honest, good integrity.
Julie Steven
Julie S.
14:08 27 Nov 19
Maureen James
Maureen J.
23:59 23 Nov 19
Great service and great work!
Jordan Bianchin
Jordan B.
01:36 21 Nov 19
Ray did more than any past companies I've hired in the past. Next is hiring WGE to hang my Christmas Lights
Libbie Bauer
Libbie B.
17:13 19 Nov 19
Kevin Messick
Kevin M.
20:21 16 Nov 19
Caesar did a very thorough job, which is not surprising from one Veteran to another.
David Bennett
David B.
00:18 15 Nov 19
They were awesome! Even showed up at 5 am to accommodate a limited time frame we had. Thanks!
Daniel Casso
Daniel C.
16:14 06 Nov 19
Ray works very hard to insure the gutters are done completely. Always reliable and thorough!
Lori Jones
Lori J.
14:34 05 Nov 19
Ray has done both mine and a neighbor's gutters and has done a great job each time that we have used his company
Mathew Melonakis
Mathew M.
23:53 22 Oct 19
Gutter work was done on time and as expected and the cleanup was good too.
B&B
B&B
19:55 20 Oct 19
Super professional and great work! I will be referring Windows Gutters Etc to my friends and neighbors.
Annie Humphrey
Annie H.
23:39 16 Oct 19
Chelsea Kimbrough
Chelsea K.
00:57 13 Oct 19
Ellen M. Ingram
Ellen M. I.
03:17 24 Sep 19
Our experience having Windows Gutters Etc clean our windows was terrific! The windows have never looked this good! They fit us in when we were last minute in our request and did a fantastic job. Great company!read more
Virginia Orndorff
Virginia O.
16:56 20 Sep 19
Ray's service is impeccable and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for window and gutter cleaning. We will definitely be using his services again. He was very knowledgeable about questions I had about the gutters (moving from a different state, this is the first time I've had to deal with them) and my windows ended up super sparkly and shiny! He is efficient and super responsive and a pleasure to work with. Don't hesitate to hire him - you'll be glad you did!read more
Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth M.
15:41 20 Sep 19
Ray was very prompt, getting back to me with a quote and scheduling the job to clean my gutters. Ray sent me a picture of Cesar to know who was coming to do the job. I was very impressed with that.Cesar did an excellent job cleaning the gutters and downspouts. I will definitely us Windows Gutters Etc. again and would highly recommend. Thanks Ray and Cesar!read more
Nancy Rolapp
Nancy R.
20:15 17 Sep 19
Ceasar did a great job. Very personable. Was pleased to have wok done by a veteran. Interesting conversation about his military service.
Michael Robinson
Michael R.
23:04 14 Sep 19
Outstanding service! Veteran owned and operated. I will use this service again in the future with out hesitation.
Casey Roberts
Casey R.
23:25 12 Sep 19
Ray has been cleaning my windows twice a year for the last 7 years. He is kind, punctual and thorough. Takes care around furniture and breakables. I always feel like the sun shines a little brighter after he’s finished! My windows look AMAZING! He takes pride in his work and it shows. Honestly, I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do the job... I trust him so much that I just leave him a key if I’m not home. Highly, highly recommend!!read more
Courtney Eckelberry
Courtney E.
22:46 09 Sep 19
Ray was very responsive to my short notice request for gutter cleaning. He was able to fit me into his schedule that same day. The best service I have ever had! Very professional, unbelievably thorough, reasonably priced and cleaned up beyond what was expected. Ray even offered advice for areas that may need future attention. I like what this company stands for & they will be my “go to” for future services! Thanks Ray!read more
Kristy Pankow
Kristy P.
03:24 09 Sep 19
Andrew Regan
Andrew R.
21:00 04 Sep 19
Great work! Thanks for looking out For my truck too!
Cody Coon
Cody C.
04:28 25 Aug 19
Ray was fantastic. Above and beyond my expectation. Beautiful job and clean up. Have already recommended him to friends. Will absolutely use his service again.read more
TINA RISCH
TINA R.
03:50 20 Aug 19
Ray is a hardworking, dedicated man. My house wasn't easy, the gutters were beyond bad, and he did a great job and cleaned up the areas great.
Jeanne Rutledge
Jeanne R.
01:08 15 Aug 19
Shogun Daitokuji
Shogun D.
15:27 12 Aug 19
David Beerman
David B.
18:20 06 Aug 19
Cesar and his crew arrived when promised.Did an excellent job, inspected gutters and reported them in good condition. Cleaned up as true professionals would do. Would definitely recommend Windows Gutters etc. if you want your job done right.read more
John Rubano
John R.
18:50 05 Aug 19
Lisa Trefz
Lisa T.
14:46 04 Aug 19
Great job - as usual! Best gutter cleaner I've found, period. Highly recommend.
Elizabeth Rooks
Elizabeth R.
02:10 04 Aug 19
Judi Rudd
Judi R.
13:12 02 Aug 19
Ray is great! Does a wonderful job and have used him a few times.
Jillian Krueger
Jillian K.
03:23 01 Aug 19
Christine Ellison
Christine E.
14:00 27 Jul 19
Love the text with all the updates and info about the job. The text also includes photo of person coming to do the work. Which is nice so you know who to expect.Cesar did a great job getting my very dirty full of leaves clog gutters clean. Did a great job cleaning up the mess and was very nice! Will definitely call them in the future for my next job. Thank you!!!read more
S Young
S Y.
00:38 23 Jul 19
Excellent job. Texted me day of to let me know of arrival. Thoughtful in moving our outdoor furniture cushions to keep them from getting dirty during the gutter cleaning.read more
Peter Wayne
Peter W.
15:40 22 Jul 19
Ali Dogruyusever
Ali D.
23:07 18 Jul 19
Ray did an excellent job on short notice. I would strongly endorse his company.
Chris
Chris
14:14 18 Jul 19
Vincent La Posta
Vincent La P.
02:35 16 Jul 19
Windows Gutters Etc provides exceptional services at a reasonable price! Their service was top notch beginning with the 1st call until they pulled away. I can't say enough good things about these Marines! OoohRah. Highly recommend.read more
Joanne Madden
Joanne M.
15:51 12 Jul 19
Easy to schedule and pay invoice for service. The crew was efficient and professional.
Laura Jo Pfaff
Laura Jo P.
15:42 12 Jul 19
Cesar and his sidekick were very polite and efficient.Support the US Marines!
F Phillips
F P.
14:30 11 Jul 19
Ray did an awesome job cleaning our gutters and cleaned up the house perfectly when he was done. He couldn't have been nicer. I would highly recommend him. Very reasonably priced as well!read more
Suzy Kassan
Suzy K.
21:46 06 Jul 19
We have very steep and high roofs. Ray tackled the job with energy and good nature. We are pleased with the results.
Charlotte Winzenburg
Charlotte W.
17:27 30 Jun 19
We were expecting to have our gutters cleaned but instead were informed that we needed something different done. We were not unfairly charged for services we did not need! We were given sound advice and even had us on the roof explaining what actually needed to be done. An honest company with the intent of doing what is best for the homeowner, not just trying to make a buck. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.read more
deb disner
deb D.
02:28 26 Jun 19
Best window cleaning EVER. Ray took the time to do a spectacular job on our home. He was cordial, professional and extremely thorough. We feel so lucky to have found this wonderful company! Highly recommended!read more
Karen Lausa
Karen L.
02:53 25 Jun 19
Quick response, professional service at a very reasonable price. I'll be looking at them again for other services as well.
Steve Krebsbach
Steve K.
17:02 24 Jun 19
Dean Raizman
Dean R.
23:44 22 Jun 19
Mary Jo Vernon
Mary Jo V.
19:47 20 Jun 19
Windows look fantastic!
Cheryl Lausch
Cheryl L.
16:13 17 Jun 19
Timely, thorough, expert, dedicated, and friendly service.Very reasonably priced. Strongest recommendation.
Toan D Nguyen
Toan D N.
06:06 15 Jun 19
Jennifer Ball
Jennifer B.
16:50 14 Jun 19
Dave Browning
Dave B.
02:41 11 Jun 19
Ray did a great job on my ridiculously dirty gutters as well as power washing my concrete patio. I already have it on my calendar to call him next year. Thanks!read more
Todd Zusman
Todd Z.
00:38 07 Jun 19
On-time, friendly, efficient, top notch company I highly recommend them
Sandra Stolte
Sandra S.
16:26 06 Jun 19
Jamie Duke
Jamie D.
01:54 05 Jun 19
Great job! Ray, Cesar, and Belinda are always professional, polite, and hard-working. It is a pleasure to do business with you guys.
Barbara Svik
Barbara S.
22:26 03 Jun 19
Connie Kraska
Connie K.
18:35 03 Jun 19
Did an excellent job with cleaning the windows. Ray was very prompt and extremely courteous. I will definitely use them again.
Katie Wolfram
Katie W.
21:34 01 Jun 19
On time, thorough, hi intellect, pay attention to detail, cleanup good.
Gordon Schulte
Gordon S.
02:01 01 Jun 19
The gutter cleaning service was outstanding. The workers were courteous, efficient and thorough. They insisted I inspect the finished product which told me that they have high confidence and integrityread more
Michael Lacour
Michael L.
01:00 31 May 19
Susan Lowe
Susan L.
02:42 30 May 19
nice job cleaned up and was prompt $ amount good
Jerry Shirley
Jerry S.
20:27 29 May 19
The customer service and willingness to get a job done even over a holiday weekend, due to bad weather delaying the job days before.
Tracy Geist
Tracy G.
03:06 29 May 19
Nick Whidden
Nick W.
19:58 25 May 19
Sara Muller
Sara M.
12:47 23 May 19
Ray was professional and more thorough than any cleaners we’ve had. Great job!
Rich Mowery-Evans
Rich M.
01:26 21 May 19
Prachi Sharma
Prachi S.
23:37 19 May 19
Ray was very responsive and provided great communication. He looked at the gutter situation I had and offered great advice. Then he did a very thorough job of cleaning them out.read more
Wendy King
Wendy K.
21:19 16 May 19
Great experience with Ray Rolls' business. I had windows, gutters and power washing service. Very good experience.
Ann-Marie Bennfors
Ann-Marie B.
13:56 16 May 19
Sarah James
Sarah J.
20:33 13 May 19
Brad Hajim
Brad H.
20:53 10 May 19
I will continue to use Windows Gutters Etc. they did a fantastic job. Thank you.
Loralie Morris
Loralie M.
20:22 08 May 19
Cesar provided courteous and thorough service!
Bryan G
Bryan G
23:42 29 Apr 19
Carl Nassimbene
Carl N.
21:04 24 Apr 19
Cesar was fabulous! Our windows look great. . .he didn't stop until every one of them was finished even though i suggested to leave two that were difficult to get to! Amazing!read more
Dj Sims
Dj S.
02:10 23 Apr 19
Amazing work and from asking for a bid to finish was 2 days! Always love supporting a veteran owned business. Cesar did a great job and was super thorough. Plus as he was cleaning up all the mounds of debris that came out he also cleaned up all the debris in my flower bed from the winter. Bonus gardening!!!!I would highly recommend this team!read more
Chandra Claycamp Rumbelow
Chandra Claycamp R.
22:52 18 Apr 19
Melisa House
Melisa H.
19:03 15 Apr 19
Ray was extremely professional and thorough, and a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond cleaning my windows, pressure washing my house, and even cleaning our outdoor table! Would definitely recommend Ray.read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
15:47 08 Apr 19
Fast, friendly service.
Eileen Flynn
Eileen F.
21:26 07 Apr 19
I could not have been more pleased with the great service provided b y Windows Gutters Etc. I have had my gutters cleaned before but none of the other providers power hosed my gutters after cleaning out the mounds of pine needles wedged into my gutters. Ray the owner was thorough and made sure none of the debris got on my grass or building. He was extra careful with a solar path light ensuring that the swinging of the power hose which can be lethal to lighting was safely removed so as not to damage. He treated my home like his own. Being a Marine didn't hurt either as far as my expectations for the type of service he would perform. I would not hesitate in hiring him again, in fact I signed up for next fall to clean my gutters before the snows fall. He pays it forward by hiring other Marines and his price is reasonable and he leaves everything cleaner than it ever was. Happy customer. Also he sends you all you need to know regarding his estimate, arrival time and invoice along with his picture so you know who it is when he comes to the door. OMG you couldn't ask for a more professional company.read more
Joan McCarthy
Joan M.
17:19 07 Apr 19
Did a good job and was on time.
Kathy Saebi
Kathy S.
05:37 07 Apr 19
Answered request right away, Jay got the job done same day.
Lisa wyatt
Lisa W.
22:43 02 Apr 19
Great experience with Windows Gutters, Cesar was nice, professional.
Carrie Dent
Carrie D.
00:49 30 Mar 19
Great responsiveness and service!
Fred Cannataro
Fred C.
02:19 28 Mar 19
Beyond awesome. Ray is a rock star.
Patti Shyne
Patti S.
23:40 22 Mar 19
Ray and Ceaser were amazing! I will recommend them to anyone and will use them again. I've not seen the windows so clean. They also cleaned our patio, deck and driveway! They know what they are doing.read more
Carrie Happoldt
Carrie H.
02:00 01 Mar 19
Ray was great. Simply put. Didn't try and up-sell, didn't beat around the bush. Got straight to the point and did an incredible, timely job.
Barr Covrigaru
Barr C.
20:47 13 Sep 18
Ray came out to clean my gutters that were way overdue for cleaning! He was very thorough and took the time to communicate before during and after the cleaning. Will be using them again in the future. Thanks Ray!read more
Christopher Herman
Christopher H.
17:18 02 Sep 18
Great work and very professional! I've used the company twice for window cleaning and have been so happy with the results.
Elizabeth Cather
Elizabeth C.
16:01 21 May 18
Excellent quality, value and service. We appreciate their prompt response time will continue to work them in the future.
Gavin Higashi
Gavin H.
00:10 28 Apr 18
Thorough, prompt, professional, and friendly service on both our windows and gutters. Highly recommended!
Daryl Maeda
Daryl M.
16:43 15 Mar 18
Thank You! Very professional and thorough! Explained every thing in detail. Will always recommend!
Robin Mull
Robin M.
01:39 25 Nov 17
Did a great job from start to finish with cleaning our gutters. Friendly, good communication, timely and gave good advice! Will use again.
Michelle Cherniske
Michelle C.
23:19 21 Aug 17
Ray was kind, professional and honest. We highly recommend him and will be asking for his help with future projects.
Amanda McDermott
Amanda M.
15:37 05 Aug 17
e wc
e W.
22:35 14 Jun 17
OUTSTANDING!!! FRIENDLY SERVICE! Definitely will call Ray again for both window and gutter cleaning. Customer service, response, information, and satisfaction the way it should be! Our great experience led us to CONFIDENTLY contact our neighbors to see if they had any needs and to share this vendor. Time was short to reach out but I have four equally thrilled neighbors!! For us, the "cherry on top" is that we learned Ray previously served our country in the military! Get the Best... Hire a Vet! 😀read more
L S Carpenter
L S C.
00:44 09 Jun 17
Ray was punctual, professional and did a good job on our gutters. Pricing was very reasonable considering the large amount of tree debris on our roof from a recent hailstorm. I would recommend Ray to anyone looking for an efficient gutter cleaning or power washing provider.read more
Kris Schineller
Kris S.
15:28 02 Jun 17
I will definitely have my windows cleaned again with them! Very reasonable prices, friendly, informative service!
Tammy Luptak
Tammy L.
19:41 22 May 17
I called Ray for window cleaning the day before we are having an open-house. He was not available first but when I told him that we are going to have an open-house, he managed to come to our house early the following morning and did an excellent job. He's professional, on-time and does wonderful work. Highly recommend him!read more
Kit Berg
Kit B.
18:30 07 May 17
Ray did a great job for us cleaning the gutters and windows. He explained what he would do and answered questions before he started the work. We'd use his service again.read more
Carla Henson
Carla H.
21:09 20 Apr 17
Ray is easy to work with and responds well! Great rates!
Hsing-ay
Hsing-ay
16:09 28 Jan 17
They cleaned my gutters in 1/2 hour! Great job!
Sue Fitzsimons
Sue F.
01:16 28 Nov 16
I recommend Ray highly for both his work on windows and gutters. Very thorough and reliable.
Camille Bradford
Camille B.
23:50 24 Oct 16
After the last heavy rain, I noticed that rain water was coming down over the gutters like a waterfall. I was concerned water would seep under the roof and cause a leak. I have had the gutters cleaned a few months ago but maybe they weren't done well. I called Ray and he was able to quickly come out to check out the situation. The gutters were so clogged that even 2 days later they were still filled with stagnant water with decaying debris. Apparently this has been a longer term issue and not a recent clog. Ray cleared all the gutters of our 2 story home and even was sure to run the hose to be certain all was truly clear. He also considerate and cleaned up the fallen debris well. Ray was kind, very professional, friendly, and honest. I am always a bit skeptical due to past experiences with service providers. You don't need to worry when you work with Ray.read more
K. CL
K. C.
14:59 10 Sep 16
Windows Gutters Etc. does such a professional job and my windows look great. Ray is wonderful to work with. He takes great pride in his work and has such a professional work ethic. He is on time for the scheduled appointment time and calls ahead to let you know he is on his way. I have worked with him for over a year now and couldn't be happier with his service. I have referred him to several of my neighbors and they couldn't be happier with his service as well. If you are nervous about cost - his prices are very reasonable and he will give you a flat rate so there is no surprise when the work is completed. I would recommend him to family and friends and trust that they would be get great service at a great price!read more
Robyn Cue
Robyn C.
17:14 01 Jul 16
Ray did a great job. I agree with all the other 5star reviews about great work, courtesy, quick availability and great price, Cool !
Connie O'Dell
Connie O.
04:39 22 Jun 16
Very thorough, prompt and courteous. When I call to get service, Ray Roll quickly works out the soonest time he can do the work.He is honest and accomodating.read more
Cindy Wakefield
Cindy W.
23:36 16 Jun 16
Ray worked his tail off cleaning my windows inside and out. I suspect the windows had never been cleaned in 12 years. I am so glad I left all the ladder work and nitty gritty cleaning to Ray he is hard working and professional. I will use him again. It would have taken me a week to do the same job.read more
Brian Engelhardt
Brian E.
16:38 10 May 16
Ray went above and beyond in cleaning my windows and gutters! He had to really work hard to get tree sap off some of the windows, and he did what it took. Called ahead of time and showed up when promised. The windows look fabulous. I'll definitely have him back next year and become a regular customer.read more
Cyndie Andrews
Cyndie A.
19:59 17 Jun 15

When And How Frequently Should I Clean My Gutters?

Is your biggest question how often should I clean my gutters? Sorry to side step your question with, “It all depends.” Most folks will address it once a year. You might be surprised that many home owners need their gutters cleaned twice and sometimes three times a year. Then there are those lucky few that can get away with once a decade. 

After we do a professional gutter cleaning, bring us back in 6 months to do a free inspection.  This will help us structure an effective maintenance plan. I bet it will feel good knowing they are being maintained properly.

Sometimes our maintenance plan will need to be adjusted. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for heavy rains, hail, late/early snow, high winds which cause branches, leaves, dirt, composite from shingles, shingles themselves, toys, bird feathers and droppings, etc…all which create obstructions. We may need to come out earlier than expected to correct the problem.

Can you tell we keep using “gutter cleaning near me”? Yep, google seems to prefer we use this phrase even when it doesn’t make sense, you are welcome

Gutter guards and gutter covers

metal screen gutter guards
gutter cleaning near me, local gutter cleaners, vinyl gutter guards

Before getting started, you need to take everything I say with a grain of salt because, I only see problems. You have several choices that can be purchased from  big box store like home depot or from direct sales companies like gutter helmet or leaf filter. I also want to let you know, if you decide the gutter guards are going to meet your needs, it will probably be best to let us install them. We can give a quote for the installation…which we typically win. Actually, I don’t think we’ve ever lost a bid for installing gutter guards. 

Gutter function is all about channeling water away from the house. Gutter guards are an attempt to reduce or eliminate any impediments while allowing water flow. I know, I posted non-flattering pictures of different types gutter covers. These pictures are from jobs I just did this year. Again, I only see problems and you can see the problems I run into. 

The first “screen” style can be found in many places including big box stores. Pros: can process water relatively well. Keeps bigger debris out, like branches and certain types of leaves. Cons: Debris will still find its way into the gutters, especially dirt, grit, certain types of leave, buds and pine needles. 

The second “gutter helmet” is a solid piece of rounded metal. Pros: does an excellent job keeping most, if not all, leaves out of the gutters. Cons: The picture says a 1,000 words. Heavy rains can go right over the gutter, straight to the ground, defeating the purpose of having gutters in the first place. PRICE! How many times can you get your gutters cleaned before you get a return on your money

The third “vinyl” is a snap in, plastic over with and mesh underlining. Pros: more affordable  compared to other options. Keeps leaves out when in good condition. Easily installed. Cons: Damages easily. Warps after a couple years. Once damaged or warped, debris fills gutters. 

The fourth solid metal with pin holes is offered frequently by local gutter companies. Pros: Keeps leaves out. Cons: Cannot process water fast enough during heavy rains. Raises susceptibility to ice damming. 

To close this out, there are other gutter guards available. Take your time to investigate for yourself. Remember to take what I say with a grain of salt because, I only see the problems. Ray

Gutter Repairs

If you can do repairs to your gutters that are effective, is there any need to replace them? First, most perceived repair needs is because the gutters need cleaned. When you invite us observe and discuss your concern, we’ll share our opinions. Again, a majority of “repairs” can be done just by getting and keeping your gutters cleaned. So, let’s dive into so common problems we see. 

Common issues are leaking seams and end caps, water falling over the gutters, water falling from behind the gutters, rust holes. standing water in the gutters, ice damming and a few other things. 

The leaking seams can be caused by a couple things. The original caulk has deteriorated and needs to be replaced/resealed. Could be they were installed improperly and either need replaced or just resealed. The older steel gutters are notorious for rusting, especially when there hasn’t been regular cleanings. Hopefully, the rust hasn’t advanced beyond repair. If not then we can make repairs, otherwise, they’ll need replaced. 

Water falling over the gutter is most likely clogged downspouts. Other reasons can be the gutters are sagging and need new hanger arms installed to pull it back against the fascia. The gutter may also need to be rehung. Last, you could have the wrong size gutter installed. If this is the case, you’ll usually see this steeped pitched roof or tile roofs. 

When it comes to patching rust holes, it is really going to depend on how far advanced the rusting is. For small holes, we will usually lay silicone over the holes. With regular upkeep, we would expect you to get a few more years before needing replacement. When the gutters have deteriorated to the point where the rust has created longer cracks, we’ll install metal flashing to cover and reinforce the gutter. Hopefully this will give more life to your gutters. 

If the rain water is falling behind the gutter, again, cleaning is the first option. gutter repair, gutter drip edge, gutter repair near me Here is where the problems can be a touch more involved. We’ll look for sagging and the gutter pulling away. Installing new hanger arms will fix this issue most of the time. 

Drip edge is a piece of flashing the goes under the roof shingles and over the back of the gutters. When the drip edge is missing or not in the correct position, water can flow behind the gutters. Several things can happen. Good chance the water will go under the shingles, eventually rotting the plywood underneath. Fascias and soffits will also eventually rot. Worse case is the water will back flow and find it’s way down the walls inside the house. The fix is apparent, install new drip edge. You can get the drip edge from home depot or other hardware stores or you can hire us. 

We can typically handle all of this. When it is out of area of expertise, we have great people to refer your business. 


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