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Home Improvement  /  October 18, 2021

Gutter Maintenance Tips

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Professional Gutter Maintenance Tips in West Omaha, NE & Surrounding Areas

If this is your first home, or you are wondering how to clean the gutters on your own, there are a few things you should know first. Gutters should be cleaned throughout the year so let’s see what you need to know before you go out there and get this project done. Here are some gutter maintenance tips from our professional craftspeople to help you.

What are Gutters for? 

Gutters are meant to move water efficiently away from your home. This prevents water from leaking or seeping into your home through the roof, foundation, and walls. This works well unless the gutters have not been cleaned in a while. Debris can block and clog gutters causing overflow and possible damage. If you can’t remember the last time your gutters were cleaned, it’s probably time to get it done.

Gutter Maintenance Tips

You will need the following to clean out your gutters:

  • Gloves
  • Bucket
  • Ladder

You can clean your gutters by leaning a ladder against the roofline and standing on it, using an A-frame ladder, or by getting up on the roof. Only do what you are capable and comfortable doing. If you need help or are worried about this, call your local craftspeople to schedule an estimate for gutter maintenance services.

In the wintertime, be sure to not let long or heavy icicles grow on your gutters. This weight can break or bend your gutters. If you have a ton of icicles on one area of your home, this is a sign of a possible leak or poor insultation that is melting the snow.

Types of Gutters
  • Half-round Gutters
  • K-style Gutters
  • Fascia Gutters

Depending on what kind of gutter you have, you can install leaf-guards to keep the debris out and your gutters working without clogging. This is a great idea for the wide-open half-round gutters and the hard to clean K-style gutters.

Keep an eye on your gutters and be sure to clean them each spring and fall. With these tips, you’ll know what to look for and what to use to clean your gutters. If you don’t want to complete this task on your own, your local craftspeople are right here.

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Contact us to schedule a free estimate. Call (402) 704-3613 if you have any questions.

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