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Gutter Cleaning: When Is the Best Time for One?

Like most home projects, gutter cleaning requires proper timing to ensure maximum results. Should you schedule one before all the leaves fall, or have it done after the season? The short answer: it depends. The premier source of the best gutter system in the area, Gutter Helmet®, explains more.

Why You Should Have It Done After

Fall is just about to start and you’ll need to be wary of all the leaves, pine needles, and other loose debris that may end up inside your gutters. Excess buildup creates blockages in the system, hindering its draining performance and leaving your home more prone to water exposure. While you’re free to have your gutters cleaned a few times throughout the fall season, it’s generally a good idea to wait until all the leaves have fallen. 

This means putting off the gutter cleanup until the end of fall, and then having it done before the snow arrives and freezes. If your gutters are clogged in winter, melting water has nowhere to drain. It will remain inside the gutters and freeze, putting unnecessary strain on the system. Eventually, the additional weight generated by the ice buildup may cause the gutters to pull away from the fascia. Scheduling a professional gutter cleanup immediately after the fall season can help you avoid this. But this solution works if you’re only having them cleaned. It’s a different situation if you’re also investing in a quality gutter cover like Gutter Helmet.

Why You Should Have It Done Before

You might want to have your gutters cleaned before all the leaves fall if you also plan on gutter protection installation. This way, you won’t have to wait until the end of the season to get the job done. But most importantly, you can immediately benefit from your gutter cover’s performance. It will ease your mind, knowing that your gutters will remain clear of leaves and debris throughout fall. 

The best gutter protection system available today is Gutter Helmet. Thanks to its patented nose-forward design and its textured and ribbed surface, this gutter guard ensures only water is inside the gutters. The design allows water to cling to it as it flows downward making it cutting edge. Any debris on top of them falls harmlessly to the ground, eliminating the potential for clogging.

Schedule a Gutter Evaluation

You need not look any further than Gutter Helmet for the highest quality gutter guard systems. With our exceptional Gutter Helmet covers in place, keeping your gutter system clean and clog-free becomes easy. Call us today at (800) 824-3772, or fill out this contact form to request a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!