Gutters might seem like a tiny aspect of your home’s interior, but they’re actually incredibly important to the health of your home.
The gutters are like a water discharge system for your home’s exterior, protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. If they’re clogged, rainwater can become a serious problem.
Without appropriate gutter cleaning, your home could be at risk for:
To avoid these costly home repairs, it’s better to be proactive when it comes to gutter maintenance.
While the answer really depends on how many trees you have in your yard, experts recommend biannual gutter cleaning: in the spring and fall.
Cleaning your gutters in the spring ensures that dead leaves from the winter don’t continue to clog your gutters. A spring cleaning also eliminates those pesky maple tree helicopters which can be a real nuisance for South Jersey homes.
In the fall, it makes sense to clean your gutters because most of the leaves have fallen. Without cleaning, these autumnal leaves will stay stuck in your gutters and create problems.
If you live on a heavily wooded property, as many in South Jersey tend to be, you might want to clean your gutters every four months. When leaves fall year-round, it’s important to have year-round gutter cleaning as well.
You can try, but it’s usually best to leave gutter cleaning to a certified gutter repair company. Not only will you have to secure a safe latter to do the work, but you also might find it difficult to clean the downspouts.
The downspouts, which act as a spout for rainwater, need to be cleaned so that they don’t back up and eventually clog the roof.
Hiring a professional gutter repair company ensures that every aspect of your home’s gutter system will be cleaned thoroughly and correctly.
If you’re due for gutter cleaning, contact Champion Exteriors today in South Jersey.
Gutters clogged with everything from leaves to twigs can cause expensive and dangerous home repair nightmares. Rainwater washing over your gutters can accumulate in pools around walls and foundations. This can result in leaky and cracked foundations or flooded basements. Gutters prevent leaves, twigs, acorns, or other debris from collecting in your gutters allowing the water to run smoothly through the gutter and away from your home. Gutters also keep water from seeping down your home's exterior and in winter they help prevent ice buildups on roofs.
If during a rainfall, you can hear the water slapping the ground, pouring over the sides of the gutter, there may be a blockage or the gutter itself may not be aligned evenly. If you notice paint peeling or corroded wood, the gutter is most likely clogged and is causing the water to overflow and run down the back of gutter along the exterior walls of the house. If you notice mold or if you see puddles of water forming around the outside of your house it's a sure sign that there are drainage problems.
Based on the size of your home, an average project may take anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. Larger projects may take longer.
Of course! Estimates are always free. We will NEVER charge to come take a look at your home, and our sales reps can guarantee an honest estimate.
Of course, a preventative maintenance package from Champion Exteriors is the best way to avoid costly repairs and get piece of mind for your home. Each package is custom built to what your homes actually needs, without charging for the services you don't. With your subscription, we will perform preventative maintenance service twice a year. If you'd like to learn more, give us a call or learn more by visiting our residential preventative maintenance page.
Your conventional gutter was designed to be cleaned regularly. Even the best add-on gutter covers often compromise the integrity of the roof. At best they allow longer periods between cleanings, and when cleaning is necessary, they must often be uninstalled to give access to the trough