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Gutter Cleaning the easy way...let us do it
If you’re looking at this page, you already know the importance of gutter cleaning. The question then becomes, are you going to get on a ladder or let someone else do it?
What's It Going To Cost?
Our base gutter cleaning prices include removing all debris, flushing the gutters and downspouts to make sure everything functions properly. Of course, we’ll make sure any mess that hits the ground is removed.
Our base prices apply to roughly 70% of the jobs we do. Examples of variables that can affect pricing are type of shingle, roof pitch, gutter guards, last time they were cleaned, etc. If we run into any unforeseen problems, don’t worry, our quote doesn’t change .
Our Gutter Cleaning Process
The goal is to make sure your gutters function the way they were designed.
Flush Gutters and Downspouts
Clean fallen debris
Identify problem areas that can have a negative impact. For example, rusting, leaning away from the downspouts, leaking seams.
Protect Your Investment
Gutters serve one function…to channel water away from your home to protect not only your foundation, but keep water from entering your home, creating water damage and potential 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 and; thus, the need to service regularly.
Getting your gutters cleaned isn’t sexy because you don’t get to enjoy it like when you would with clean windows. But, it is more important if you have any intent to keep your foundation sound reducing chances for internal water damage and mold.
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.
Are You Thinking About Gutter Guards?
Before we start talking about gutter guards, you should take what we say with a grain of salt. Because, we only see the problems. There are numerous designs. Home Depot alone caries at least 4 different styles. The picture on the left is a classic metal screen. On the right, you’re looking at a typical vinyl with a mesh cover. Again, we only see the problems and these two pictures are very common situations. The pricing for these two styles is very economical compared to the next two brands we’ll discuss.
Now, let’s talk about two of the more prominent gutter guard brands, Leaf Filter and Gutter Helmet. While they both have their own unique issues, we’re going to assume they perform as promised. Make sure you’re sitting down when looking at the price. One of our customers, with a 900sqft house, was given a figure that would cover getting her gutters cleaned, twice a year, for 14 years. It might be an anomaly, but other customers have shared similar stories and prices. Lastly, you need to take what we say with a grain of salt, because we only see problems.