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Tools of the Gutter Trade & a Better Option

By October 16, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most important tasks you’ll need to do for your home. When your gutters are clogged, water can overflow into other areas of your house and cause damage. If you want to get your gutters cleaned properly, you will need to invest in the right tools. Seamless Exterior looks at what tools you should get and why Gutter Helmet® is a great option for your home.

The tools of the trade

No matter what types of gutters in Cedar Falls IA, or the local area, you have, constant clearing is a must to avoid clogging. And not just any tools will work; the right ones are needed to get the job done more efficiently. Here are a few that you absolutely need:

A sturdy steel ladder: When choosing a ladder, steel is a good way to go because it’s durable. Other materials might deteriorate and break down over time—putting your safety at risk. Apart from the material, you should get a ladder that reaches clear above the roof’s edge as this will ensure it balances properly in place.
• A shovel that fits: Bigger is not necessarily better for this kind of job. In fact, it’s more important to get a trowel or shovel that fits your gutters. There’s no hard-set rule to follow, but a good inch or two of space around the tool will make the job of cleaning so much easier to carry out.
• A powerful hose: You don’t necessarily need a power hose but you should get a hose whose spray is strong enough to get leaves out of the gutter. Care must be taken, however, and you have to be very aware of how strong the blast is as it might catch you off-guard.

Depending on what items you have, and the quality you purchase, these different tools can set you back several hundred dollars. And using them properly takes a lot of experience and skill. An alternative solution is to hire professionals who have the best tools. The problem is that hiring them—while smart—can be costly if done frequently.

The lasting solution

Your best option is to go for Gutter Helmet. This is a gutter cover that goes over the entire gutter, even extending beyond your roof’s edge. This means that leaves and debris won’t enter your gutter at all, as only water can ever fit through the narrow slit underneath the protruding nose. This system ensures smooth functionality and a great deal of savings off constant gutter cleaning.

Gutter Helmet also adds to your home’s curb appeal by smoothing out the roof’s edge. To anyone looking up, it looks like you have no gutters at all. Give Seamless Exterior a call today and say goodbye to all your gutter worries.