Cleaning debris buildup in the gutters is a burden every homeowner will have to deal with at some point. The good news is there are things you can do to minimize the risk of gutter clogs, thus reducing the maintenance burden.
Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY recommends taking the following steps to prevent gutter clogs:
1. Go Seamless
When investing in replacement gutters, choose a seamless system. Unlike sectional gutters, seamless gutters are made of single pieces of unmarred metal connected at the corners. Because they don’t have joints, they’re less susceptible to leakage. Also, they don’t have ridges along the bottom, further bolstering their resistance to leaks.
2. Prune Tree Branches Every Spring and Winter
Trimming overhanging tree branches helps keep your roofing and gutter systems clean. It’s best to do this in early spring or late winter; doing it in the fall might stimulate plant growth when trees are about to go dormant.
3. Keep an Eye on Trapped Toys
In addition to tree particles, kids’ toys, especially balls, are a major cause of gutter clogging. If you notice some of your children’s stuff is missing, make sure it’s not stuck in the gutters.
4. Cover Unprotected Gutters
Gutter Helmet features a patented nose-forward design with a ribbed surface that blocks debris while water flows freely through the system. Without it, your uncovered gutters and downspouts are defenseless against debris buildup.
5. Melt Snow and Ice
Frozen water is perhaps the most destructive kind of gutter blockage. To avoid this problem, simply install Helmet Heat®, an automated heated gutter system that prevents ice from forming in your system.
From seamless to heated gutters, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY is the name you can trust to minimize gutter maintenance significantly. Call us at (866) 252-9400 now to learn more about our solutions and get a FREE estimate.