We Answer Common Gutter Fears

What concerns you most about your gutters?

Whether your biggest fear is negative effect on your home or getting on the ladder to clean them out multiple times a year, we’ve heard them all. There are many valid reasons to fear damage to the drainage system attached to your home, and here we answer some of the most common fears we encounter: 

Are my gutters structurally sound? 

Typical vinyl siding doesn’t last as long as a solid aluminum system like GutterShutter. If your gutters pull away from the fascia of your home, are sagging, or riddled with holes, then they need to be replaced. That’s because, they fill with debris and become unable to hold the extra weight, suffering damage or potential collapse. Additionally, harsh weather can sometimes lead to issues that are beyond repair.

You can tell if your gutters suffer structural problems by looking at them. Do you see areas where they are breaking away from the roof or beginning to sag? Call GutterShutter right away if you see these signs. 

Are they accumulating too much debris?

How often do you clean your gutter system? Most open gutter suppliers will say you only need to clean them out twice a year. Unfortunately, that recommendation doesn’t cut it. Leaving your gutters alone for too long lets other things settle in. For example, letting leaves sit means they start to decompose, creating a perfect environment for mosquitoes and other bugs to lay eggs around your property. As soon as spring hits next year, you’ll already have an infestation.

Next time it rains, take a look at your gutters. Is the water coming through the downspouts, or is it just overflowing off the sides right away? If that is happening, it’s time to call GutterShutter for closed gutter installation. 

Will I be able to clean them myself? 

This question is hard to answer, as everyone is different, but we always recommend leaving a gutter cleaning to professionals. Especially, if any disability makes it harder. Ladder falls are some of the most common causes of homeowner injury, but many people don’t think it will happen to them. If you want to avoid hiring a professional, install a GutterShutter system and never have to worry about cleaning out your gutters again! 

Contact your nearest GutterShutter Factory Authorized Dealer today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your current gutters and to get an estimate.