Fall in Nashville is truly picturesque. The trees fill the city with an array of color, and there are plenty of activities that take us outside to enjoy the crisp weather and the breath-taking scenery. Fall in Nashville does pose a problem, however. All of those beautifully colored leaves eventually have to fall and land somewhere, and often they land in people’s gutters. Don’t forget your gutters this fall as you are busy enjoying the season!
Why does gutter cleaning matter?
Clogged gutters may seem like a minor home-maintenance issue, but in reality, they can lead to major home damage. Clogged gutters can overflow, flooding landscaping, the interiors of walls, your basement and your foundation. That overflow can damage your home’s structure and lead to mold growth in your walls or eaves. Animals can build their nests in messy gutters, and debris in gutters can provide a breeding ground for insects. In the winter, clogged gutters can lead to ice dams that damage your roof and gutters.
When should your gutters be cleaned?
To avoid problems caused by clogged gutters, gutters should be cleaned at least twice per year. In the fall, gutters should be cleaned once all of the leaves have fallen, so no leaves remain trapped in the gutters during the winter. If your home is on a heavily wooded lot, you may have to clean gutters more frequently to keep gutters flowing properly.
Avoid having to clean your gutters with gutter guards!
Of course, if you would like to avoid constant gutter cleaning and keep your home from water damage caused by clogged gutters, consider a gutter protection system. At The Gutterman of TN, we install SafeGuard Gutter Guards. SafeGuard Gutter Guards protect your gutters with a micromesh stainless steel over an aluminum frame. The micromesh allows extremely small debris, like roof grit and pollen, to enter the gutters and flow through them safely, while keeping out clogging debris like leaves and twigs. SafeGuard Gutter Guards won’t warp in the sun like vinyl covers and are guaranteed not to clog for 20 years! They are low-profile and won’t alter the look of your gutters, and they don’t have to be installed under shingles, so they won’t void your roof’s warranty. If your existing gutters are in good shape, SafeGuard Gutter Guards can be fitted over them, or we can install them as part of a new gutter system.
If you are ready to protect your home from fall’s beautiful foliage, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule an appointment today! We can provide tips on cleaning your gutters, and we can talk to you about installing gutter guards to protect your gutters from falling debris in the future.