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What Time of Year Should You Clean Out Your Gutters?

Gutters are a great way to protect your home from damage caused by precipitation, but they do require regular maintenance to ensure they are performing as designed. Whether you hire a professional or take on the task yourself, your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, ideally in early spring and early fall.

Cleaning out your gutters in early spring will prepare them for the heavy rains that are common during this season. And, in early fall, any leaves or other debris that fell into your gutters during the hot summer months should be thoroughly dry and will therefore be easy to remove from the gutter system. However, you should also take into consideration what types of trees you have in your yard. For instance, pine trees shed a lot more leaves than, say, oak trees. If you have a frequently shedding tree, your gutters may need to be cleaned out more than twice a year.

The importance of maintaining a clean gutter system cannot be overstated. If your gutters clog, water can pool and spill back onto your roof and walls and down into your foundation where it can cause considerable damage. Additionally, debris left in your gutter system will soak up water and may become too heavy for the mounting brackets. The unfortunate result could be your gutters falling off your house and damaging your siding or windows as they crash down.

To prevent damage and to avoid the chore of cleaning your gutters altogether, consider BELDON® LeafGuard – the original and only one-piece, seamless gutter protection system. BELDON® LeafGuard includes a built-in curved hood that prevents debris from entering the system and, because it contains no seams, is guaranteed never to clog or we’ll clean out your gutters for free. To learn more about this exceptional gutter protection product, contact BELDON® today.

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