Gutters help protect your home by diverting rainwater away from your home’s foundation and basement. When your gutters are removed, damaged or obstructed, that water must go somewhere — and, given the opportunity, professional roofing contractors explain that water can ruin virtually any part of your home, defeating their purpose entirely.
If you have traditional gutters on your home, you should clean them at least twice a year: once in the spring and again in the fall, before winter arrives. Also depending on the number of trees near your home, you may need to clean your gutters more often.
With traditional gutters, you have two maintenance options:
1.) Clean out the debris by hand, which saves you money but can be dangerous, or,
2.) Hire a professional gutter-cleaning crew
Think of your Safety First
Although cleaning gutters can be done by yourself, you’d be turning this chore into a needlessly dangerous proposition. A ladder is going to be your best bet. Cleaning out gutters is a simple task but it can quickly go awry if you aren’t paying attention. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, falls from ladders sent more than 240,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms in 2009 (the most recent year available).
If you are doing it by yourself, don’t reach out further than is safe to do.
Hire a Professional Gutter-Cleaning Crew
A professional roofing and siding repair expert has the tools and skills to effectively and efficiently clean your gutter. True pros keep their tools in great shape and bring everything that’s needed to get the job done. All of this translates into savings for you, because you don’t have to invest in purchasing anything to perform the work yourself.
There’s nothing like the simple convenience of letting a professional handle a job that needs to be done. Ken Morton & Sons LLC uses innovative products from some of the market’s most recognized brands to ensure high-quality roof service. Our focus on training and performance has been recognized with the GAF Training Excellence Award since 2007, and we have also received the GAF Consumer Protection Excellence Award since 2005.
Let a trusted GAF Master Elite® roofer like Ken Morton & Sons LLC help you build a home that will serve you well for years to come. Call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to set a consultation. We serve clients in Woodstown, NJ.