With fall just around the corner, many homeowners know that means that it’s time for a gutter purge. Every windstorm results in large-scale yard duty as residents rake and pull leaves out of every corner of their properties. One of the more challenging, and most tedious, jobs is cleaning the leaves out of the rain gutters that line the roof. Not only must homeowners climb up and down a ladder to clean their endless gutter line, but they may have to do this chore multiple times a season. Neglecting this crucial task, however, can end in costly disaster. The leaves may pile up and cause blockages, which prevent rain water from draining properly, and can cause leaks along the roof, onto the house’s siding, and into the foundation.
Gutter maintenance is important, but it also doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many products on the market that claim to protect gutters from these debris clogs or claim to protect your gutters from damage, but none do it better than the GutterBrush leaf guard system. Before you install GutterBrush, learn how to clean your gutters below.
Proper Gutter Maintenance
Before installing the GutterBrush gutter guard system, you will want to ensure your gutters are in good shape and clear of debris. Don’t worry, this may be your last full-scale gutter clean-up before GutterBrush does the work for you every year from now on. First, you will want to clean any leaves and other debris from your gutters and inspect them as you go along. Look for any corrosion or leaks along seams where sections of gutter meet.
Remember to check the downspouts for any obstructions, and clear those as well. After clearing the large debris, run your hose into your gutter to flush out any smaller particles. The running water will also alert you to any leaks along the path. Once your gutters have been properly cleared, it’s time to install GutterBrush.
Before ordering GutterBrush simple leaf guard, you will want to measure your gutters size and total length. Most residential homes have Standard 5-in or Oversized 6-in gutters, and we have brushes for these common sizes as well as 4” small and 7 - 8” commercial / industrial gutters. Installation doesn’t take any special tools or expertise. Simply slide 3 foot sections into place. No cutting, fasteners or tools required and they also won’t change the appearance of your gutters. Although GutterBrushes are light enough to maintain the structural integrity of your gutters, they are also tough enough to withstand most weather and will last you for years to come.
Once installed, your gutter maintenance will be significantly reduced. Most leaves pass over the top of GutterBrush leaf guard system and when small debris does get caught, it will usually dry out and blow away in the wind. In cases with a heavy load of small seeds or pine needles, occasionally homeowners may need to address some limited maintenance by pulling out sections of GutterBrush and shaking clear any debris but this workload is much less than what it was without GutterBrush. The design of these brushes still allows for water to flow freely through the brush while blocking most debris.
The simple design and easy maintenance of GutterBrush makes this product perfect for people who loath gutter cleaning themselves or paying others to do it or for those who can’t physically clean their gutters. They can be installed by anyone with access to gutters and will keep your gutters flowing all year-round. Don’t let the leaves start dropping into your gutters this fall, before you install the GutterBrush leaf guard system.