Gutter cleaning is a dreaded but necessary element of home maintenance that happens twice a year. Ideally, you should clean your gutters once before the leaves start to fall and once before the snow comes down in the winter. According to the 2016 Fall Foliage Map, most parts of Michigan will start to see leaves fall in mid- to late-October, making this the perfect time to invest in gutter cleaning. Here are some tips to get you started.
DIY Gutter Cleaning vs. Professional Gutter Cleaning In Michigan
There are two main options when it comes to gutter cleaning: do it yourself or have a professional do it for you. You will obviously save money by doing the work yourself, but you can also put yourself in danger if you are not careful. Getting on a ladder or on top of your roof is not a task to take lightly, and if you fall, you could risk permanently damaging your gutters, trim, roofing, and more (not to mention hurting yourself!).
Professional gutter cleaners like the ones that work for McLean Roofing And Siding in Michigan have the tools and expertise to get the job done quickly and effectively. In the long run, you’ll find that professional gutter cleaning easily pays for itself.
The Benefits Of Pre-Fall Gutter Cleaning
September 22nd marked the first day of fall. By now you may have already noticed the leaves changing color in your area and some falling off the tree. By getting a pre-Autumn gutter cleaning, you can clear out all of the debris that has collected in your gutters over the last few seasons. This makes room for all those gorgeous leaves that are about to end up in your gutters and downspouts. If you wait until the end of autumn to do your first cleanout of the year, you may end up with extremely packed gutters that could fall apart under the weight of the leaves. Pre-fall cleaning will also make it easier for your gutters to get cleaned out before winter because the leaf piles will be fresher.
Consider Getting Gutter Guards With Your Gutter Cleaning
Gutter guards are a great investment because of Michigan’s high leaf-fall rate. These guards allow water to flow into your gutters, but they create a barricade against leaves, twigs, and other debris. Rather than getting stuffed into your gutters, the leaves will just blow away with the wind. You will still need to have your gutters cleaned, but the guards will add years to the lifetime of your guttering.
To learn more about our gutter cleaning services in Michigan, contact McLean Roofing And Siding at (248) 524-1111.