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Practice Safety at Home: Get Professional Gutter Guard Installation

By March 19, 2014October 16th, 2023No Comments

Gutter Cleaning and Care imageTo save some money, you have probably been tempted to take on home repair issues on your own. When it comes to cleaning the gutters that protect your dream house, it can mean that you need to do the chore on a regular basis. Myhomeideas.com has this advice:

It’s a good idea to inspect gutters a couple times a year to make sure they’re operating efficiently. Gutters are secured to something called a fascia board. This board hangs just under the roofline and is typically made of wood. Make sure the fascia isn’t deteriorating or rotting when you’re on a ladder checking gutters.

Patching holes doesn’t take much skill or expertise, but you do need to be comfortable working from a ladder.

Anchor your ladder securely and climb up to the gutter. Clear away debris from the leaking area. There can be exposed screws and jagged metal parts in gutters, so be sure to wear heavy-duty work gloves.

However, according to the U.S. Government Safety Commission, “ladder falls account for over 59% of fall fatalities for people over the age of 65.” Moreover, The Ladder Safety Institute estimated that “160,000 people per year are injured from non-occupational falls off ladders yearly”.

Perhaps these statistics will show you that climbing ladders to clean out your gutters is an unpleasant and certainly, hazardous job. If you still have the willingness to risk life and limb, you may also want to make sure that your insurance policies are up to date.

However, home experts agree on one thing: safety is an utmost priority. Thus, it’s best if you leave it to the professionals. Many products have been manufactured over the years to stop gutters from clogging including screens and filters. Metal gutter guards are among the latest innovations that are earning approval for effectively helping divert water without allowing debris buildup.

With a reliable and affordable gutter guard from Gutter Helmet®, you will also stand to save money that would otherwise be spent on costly maintenance and repairs. This product can capture 22 inches of rain per hour – that’s more than double the amount of rain ever recorded in the US! Ask about their free in-home consultation at gutterhelm.wpenginepowered.com.

 

(Article Excerpt and Image from Gutter Cleaning and Care, myhomeideas.com)