Gutter Cleaning Roanoke VA
GUtter cleaning roanoke va
GUTTERs ROANOKE VA
Are you looking for a proper gutter cleaning job in Roanoke VA? You have come to the right place. Gutter Cleaning Roanoke VA will help you get your home’s gutters back to pristine condition with our premier gutter cleaning service. Our professionals have the years of experience and skill to safely and thoroughly clean your gutters and downspouts. Let’s discuss why gutter cleaning is so important.
Gutters are an integral piece of your home’s well-being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.
Gutters are a key piece of your home’s infrastructure. They ensure that rainwater and snow melt are efficiently taken away from the sides and foundation of your home. Without properly functioning gutters, your home will be susceptible to rot, roof leaks, foundation leaking (water in basement!), frost heaves, bees nests, and rodent nests.
Did you know that one of the most common findings in a poll of 100 professional home inspectors, is gutter issues? There is a reason for this. Home inspectors know that water is a home’s greatest enemy, so they spend a lot of time looking at the proper function of gutters as well as the proper placement and run off from downspouts. If you couple that with the fact that most homeowners completely forget about gutters once they are in their homes, you could have a recipe for disaster.
If gutters are neglected for several seasons, they can turn from a minor maintenance necessity into a huge problem.If you let your gutters build up or fall into disrepair over several seasons, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars in repair, when, for just a few hundred dollars, you could have had them properly maintained. If water infiltrates your foundation over time and expands and contracts during our Roanoke winters, you could be looking at over $10,000 to repair. Major leaking into the walls of your home can cost over $2500 to fix and more if mold begins to form.
Nevermind the money, the hassle is the worst part. You should treat gutter maintenance like you treat changing the oil in your car. It’s cheap if you do it frequently, and can become very costly if you don’t.
So how often should you have your gutters cleaned? The answer is that it depends. In Roanoke, gutter cleaning should at least be on your “TO CHECK” list twice per year. Once during the spring and once in the fall after the last of the leaves have fallen. Although fall is the worst time for heavy build up due to falling leaves, spring blooms and sticky pollen also prove to be a large contributor to build-up through the year as well.
Gutter Cleaning Roanoke VA recommends that you call us every year in the fall for sure, and assess the gutters in the spring to make sure you don’t have any issues during heavy spring and summer rains.
And don’t forget you downspouts. If you are going to DIY gutter cleaning, make sure you have a pressure washing tool that can be snaked down all of your downspouts. Removing leaves and debris from the horizontal runs is very important, but if the downspouts are clogged or drain directly to your foundation, it’s about as good as having no gutter at all.
We find homeowners with all sorts of interesting finds in their downspouts. We have had to completely replace downspouts because there were fully developed trees growing. Most common, however, are nests for rodents as well as caked up mud.
If gutter build up happens over and over in very specific trouble spots, you may need a simple repair in that specific area.
GUTTER COVERS TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE DEBRIS
If once or twice per year cleaning is not something you’re interested in, you can consider installing gutter guards to significantly reduce build up. Gutter guards eliminate 85% of all debris from entering and clogging up your gutter system.
DIY OR HIRE?
Every year, a quarter million Americans are hospitalized due to falling off ladders. This isn’t a scare tactic, it’s just a fact. If you are going to clean your gutters yourself, make sure you maintain three points of contact on the ladder at all times. Make sure that the ladder is securely affixed to your home, and never do the job when you’re by yourself. If something happened, you always want to make sure someone is keeping an eye on you to help if you get in a jam.
In 2010 our good friend was cutting a branch 30ft in the air. He climbed onto the branch to snip the end off, and the weight loss from the branch caused the part he was hanging on to rise over 3 ft, which dropped the ladder from the tree. The fire department was able to get him down without a problem, but he had a partner with him who was able to call for help. Always use the buddy system when working from heights.
A typical gutter cleaning costs anywhere from $150 – $300 and is something that, for most homeowners, should be done by a professional. The team at Gutter Cleaning Roanoke VA will give you a free estimate on your job, and can handle any task safely and professionally. Give us a call today. We would love to help you with your job.