Q and A: Things to Know about Gutter MaintenanceOctober 17, 2016
Most homes have them, but they are often at the bottom of our priority list. This season, Huff ‘N Puff wants to remind you to show some love to your gutters by scheduling routine maintenance. Having a reliable gutter system is important to keep your structure intact all year round. Gutters not only protect you from intense storms and snow; they also shed water away from your foundation.
Huff ‘N Puff only wants the best for your home, and that’s why we recommend keeping your seamless gutters in top shape at all times. Let us answer some of the most common questions about gutter maintenance:
#1: What Causes Gutter Clogging?
Many gutters are open in nature, making them vulnerable to debris buildup. Leaves, twigs, and dirt can easily make their way into your gutters, preventing water from flowing freely. With nowhere to go, water will accumulate in your gutters and overflow once the rain sets in.
#2: How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
Ideally, gutters should receive routine maintenance at least twice a year. As the leading provider of top-quality replacement gutters in the region, we recommend gutter cleaning during spring and fall. By making sure that your gutters are clean before and after winter, you can be sure that your home will remain protected from water damage.
#3: How Do I Keep My Gutters Clean?
There are two basic ways to clean gutters: by climbing up the ladder and removing debris yourself or by hiring an expert contractor to do the job. Either way, it takes a huge amount of care and precision to successfully keep your gutters clean.
#4: Is There a Permanent Solution to Dirty Gutters?
While manual cleaning can do wonders, you have a better option when it comes to gutter protection: Gutter Helmet®. This innovative protection system helps maintain the smooth flow of water through your system while filtering out leaves and other debris. By having this product installed, you won’t have to worry about cleaning your gutters again. You can also make use of heated gutters during winter to prevent ice dams from damaging your roof.
Huff ‘N Puff provides excellent replacement gutters and gutter protection systems to help increase your home’s protection. To learn more about our products, you can call us at (855) 483-3678 or complete our form. We’ll be ready to assist you.