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Gutters play a vital role in protecting your roof and home from damage. They help water drain safely away from your roof, preventing leaks, errorsion, and cracks in your roof tiles and foundations. It’s important you have your gutters cleaned out from time to time to avoid damage. 

Why Should You Clean Your Gutters?

Cleaning your gutters is a preventative measure to prevent damage to your roof and home integrity. Damage to your roof can be expensive to restore, much more costly than gutter cleaning services. Leaves often fall into gutters causing them to clog and water to build up. This can seep into your roof and eventually, your ceilings and walls.  Aside from leaves, sticks and dirt often fill gutters, especially in areas with extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, storms, and hail. Even worse, water build up in gutters can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Avoid the hassle and risks of climbing up on the ladder and getting on the roof by hiring roofing and gutter cleaning professionals. Cleaning gutters takes time, and even a fall from a ladder at a small distance can cause severe injury. In Brisbane, Gutter Guard Guys can efficiently and effectively clean your gutters at an affordable price.

The Best Time to Clean Your Gutters

You will want to have your gutters cleaned at an absolute minimum of once a year. It’s best to clear them out after autumn, either in late winter or early spring after trees have finished shedding their leaves. This is certainly the time of year when your gutters are most susceptible to getting clogged.

However, for Australian properties it may be necessary to have your gutter cleaned more frequently. Particularly if you live in a bushfire zone, pine and eucalyptus leaves inside of your gutters can be a fire hazard and make your home more susceptible to damage from ember attacks.

If you live around lots of trees and experience harsh summers, such as in Queensland, consider having your gutter cleaned at the end of autumn and during summer to ensure greater protection of your home.

Maintaining Your Gutters Throughout The Year

You can avoid the need to clean out your gutters by installing a quality Gutter Guard. Once installed, these guards help keep out leaves, vermin and other debris. Gutter Guard Guys specialise in gutter guard installation, helping you maintain the value and integrity of your home or business.