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Gutter Cleaning vs Gutter Guards
Gutter Guards vs. Gutter Cleaning
Choking of rain gutters can have the rooftop water wash over the walls, windows, and doors, defeating the very purpose they were first installed for. Debris and rotting leaves peeping out of the gutters is not a very beautiful sight to behold. Hence, cleaning the gutters regularly is necessary. In most parts of Washington gutters need to be cleaned at least three times in a year. However, their position and height above the ground make it no ordinary job for just anyone. It requires a professional and the right equipment to safely clean all the gutters and downspouts. Alternatively, installing a gutter guards is an option available to greatly minimize the yearly maintenance required and eliminate the dangerous situations.
Statistics have shown that the number of injuries at home are reported more during the “gutter cleaning” time of the year. These injuries can vary from being minor to fatal. However, with the advent of gutter guards there has been a drastic reduction in such mishaps. Manual cleaning is not restricted to a fixed time of the year. You may have to climb on to such precarious positions even during a thunderstorm because of the leaves, which flew in and blocked your gutters which were squeaky clean earlier in the day.
A gutter guard is always the better option. A gutter guard in general is an accessory for the gutters to prevent falling leaves, accumulation of needles, and other small things from entering the gutter system. While water flows along our stainless mesh into the gutter, the debris jumps over the edge directly to the ground below. Since all the debris fall off the roof, this eliminates the need for regular cleaning of gutters.
Cleaning gutters can be done at a safe time of the year and without having to put one’s life and limb in danger. A gutter guard will definitely save you the trouble of climbing the rooftop at odd hours and face the worst of the elements. Get a Free Estimate from Narrowspros, Thank you for reading.