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October 05, 2017 3 min read

Fall is in the air, which means yard work will soon be in full-swing in preparation for winter. Before the leaves fall, it’s important to ready your house and your yard for the large pile-ups. One chore no one likes doing is cleaning out the endless line of gutters around their house. Neglecting them, however, can have major consequences such as:

  • Rotting of soffits and water damage to interior walls or ceilings.
  • Wet basements and cracked foundation.
  • Destruction of landscaping and plantings around the home.
  • Stains, fungal growth, insect breeding in stagnant water

Clearing rain gutters is one of the most important pieces of home maintenance homeowners must tend to every year. Clean gutters prevent unnecessary costs from replacing rusted gutters, cleaning stains and fungal growth from siding and windows, or replacing warped wood around windows and doors. Although most homeowners can perform this chore on their own, the elderly and handicapped may have to consult a professional to maintain their gutters. To avoid the hassle of calling a professional several times a year, or to clear them yourself after every wind storm this fall, homeowners can install a simple device called a GutterBrush to keep their gutters clear of debris.

What is GutterBrush?

GutterBrush looks like extra-extra-large pipe cleaner. They are tube shaped brushes with hard bristles that block falling debris while still allowing water to flow freely through them. These are the best devices for blocking large leaves, like the ones from maple, oak, birch, and mulberry trees, before they have a chance to clog up the insides of your gutters. GutterBrush, as any other gutter protector product on the market, do not totally eliminate the need for gutter maintenance, but they do greatly reduce the amount of time spent cleaning the gutters and reduce the frequency of blockages and water damage from debris build-up. They are very handy devices for anyone who needs a simple solution for their gutter problems.

How Easy are They to Install?

GutterBrush installation requires no drilling, cutting, or other types of alteration to your gutter or roof. Homeowners simply place the brushes into their clean gutters and they are done. GutterBrush comes in 3.25 inch, 4.25 inch, 5.25 inch, 6.5 inch, and 8-inch sizes for different sized gutters, so it’s important to note how large your gutters are before purchasing. The pieces come in 3-foot lengths for easy maneuvering and easy installation. Just place the brushes into the gutter and slide them together. Homeowners can use this solution for all of their gutter space, or just for the problem areas and sides of the house with the most tree leaf production.

How Easy are They to Maintain?  

As stated before, GutterBrush won’t totally eliminate the need for cleaning your gutters. Depending upon the type of trees around your home some small particles and seeds may still fall into the gutters and in between the bristles.  In most cases your gutters will continue to function and flow despite this small debris but eventually there may be limited maintenance required. If there is a buildup of debris over time, it is simple to remove 3 ft. sections of GutterBrush in these areas, shake clear any debris and slide them back into place. Much easier than constantly having to pull sopping wet globs of debris out of your gutters. GutterBrush is constructed with double UV protected bristles and a sturdy galvanized steel wire core to withstand harsh weather conditions and provide a lifetime of simple, effective gutter guard performance.

Other Benefits to Gutter Brushes

GutterBrush does a nice job of filling the entire gutter, while still allowing water to flow freely, even in heavy rain storms. Because they fill the gutter and don’t just cover it, the brushes also prevent animal nesting from occurring in your gutters. The brushes also work with any roof or gutter type, so homeowners don’t have to worry about getting a specialty product for their unique homes. One of the best features of GutterBrush is that they don’t alter the appearance of the gutter or home, and are only slightly visible above the gutter rim, if at all. For all the benefits GutterBrush provides, they are definitely one of the best investments you can make for your home this fall.

Alex O'Hanley
Alex O'Hanley

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