How to Keep Leaves out of Gutters
Fall is upon us, and the trees are losing their leaves. It’s the cycle of the seasons. But leaves cause problems with your gutters and can clog them when they fall. Leaves should be cleaned from your gutters at least twice a year. There are several ways you can clean your gutters. So how do you keep the leaves out of your gutters?
If you never want to worry about cleaning leaves from your gutters again, get LeafGuard®. LeafGuard is the seamless gutter system guaranteed never to clog, or we'll clean your gutters for free. All gutters carry water away from your home, but only LeafGuard does it with a patented, debris-shedding design, the premier, most cost-effective gutter guard on the market today. No other gutter system is designed to provide LeafGuard’s level of quality protection. Eight out of 10 incidents to go wrong with a home today has to do with water-related damage. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your roof, siding, fascia, foundation, and landscaping.
So why choose LeafGuard?
LeafGuard is the premier product in the market today. Our gutters are more robust than the industry standard, and we have received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the last 18 years.
Our patented one-piece design utilizes the simple but powerful principle of liquid adhesion to draw rainwater into the gutter while leaves and all other types of debris roll off. This prevents your gutters from clogging. LeafGuard gutters are manufactured on-site to the exact specifications to fit your home. Our installers are employees of the company, not subcontractors. They will complete the job and thoroughly clean up to your satisfaction.
Our limited lifetime guarantee means that if you end up having a gutter clog, we will come out and fix it at no charge. And this guarantee is for the life of the product. LeafGuard's seamless one-piece design is more robust and durable than any gutter system. With LeafGuard, quality and durability are built in. The gutters are stronger than the industry standard, ensuring your home’s protection against the harshest weather conditions.
Do it Yourself
You can climb a ladder and scoop out the debris by hand. Make sure you wear gloves and eye protection because you never know what may be hiding in your gutters. You could also try using a leaf blower to blow the debris from the gutter; however, if the leaves are wet, the blower may not remove all the gunk. You can also use the leaf blower to remove extra leaves from your roof. This way, they don’t blow down into your gutter, or rain water doesn’t carry them in. Wear hearing protection and protective eyewear when using a leaf blower.
You can also try some of the spray methods. Attach a gutter cleaning wand to a hose and, working from one end to the other, blast out the leaves with the water spray. This can be done from the ground. Again, wearing eye protection is essential. If that doesn’t work, you may have to climb a ladder, see where the blockages are, and flush the gutter with the hose.
With most of these methods, you need to climb a ladder, which can be dangerous. Ladder falls are a leading cause of injuries in the U.S.* To avoid climbing a ladder; you can call a professional gutter cleaner.
Call a Professional
A professional gutter cleaner has the experience and the equipment to clean your gutters. This is the safest way to clean your gutters, especially if you have a multi-story home. Professional cleaning at least twice a year can cost you hundreds of dollars. It can add up to thousands over the years you are living in your home.
Trim Trees Near Your House
Trees near your house can be trimmed back so branches, leaves, and other debris don’t fall onto your roof. You can trim lower branches with a pole saw. Tall trees or high branches should be trimmed by a professional trained in safe tree pruning methods and with the right equipment to do the job. They will trim the tree, so it is evenly balanced and not limb-heavy on one side. If a tree is limb-heavy on one side, there is the possibility of the tree falling in the limb-heavy direction. Extremely tall trees can be topped off by cutting part of the top so it is not as heavy, preventing the top from breaking off in inclement weather. They can do this in a manner that won’t kill the tree. You can also have trees completely cut down if they interfere with your home or utilities.
So, say goodbye to leaves in your gutters when you get LeafGuard. You won’t have to worry about your trees in the fall: LeafGuard – protection from a company you can trust.
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