Choosing the right time of year to have your gutters cleaned can save you the headache of dealing with the consequences of waiting too long. Gutters that go uncleaned are prone to pest infestations, ice dams, and other unwanted scenarios associated with extreme debris buildup.
Let’s face it, typically winter is not the best time to have work done on your home, especially when it comes to working on or near the roof. Cold temperatures bring ice, and ice brings a whole other hazard into the mix.
Ever wondered what your options are for having gutters cleaned in the winter or how to avoid having it done? Well, our specialists here at Mainstream Home Improvement are here to help!
Gutter Cleaning Process
The entire idea behind gutters on a home is to catch rainfall and divert the water to the desired location as opposed to forming large unwanted puddles. When leaves, stickers, and other debris fall into the gutter throughout the year, this can clog the water exit point causing an overflow, defeating the purpose of the gutter.
During the gutter cleaning process, water plays a key role. At the very least, we ensure all gutters have proper flow by running water throughout the entire system at the end of the cleaning. Using water during the cleaning process helps to break up blockages and remove dirt and other debris.
This makes it tricky during the winter. The last thing homeowners want is frozen water and ice dams forming inside the gutter.
Gutter cleaning should ideally be done during the warmer parts of the year. Spring and fall are great times of the year to have your gutters cleaned as this is when the most amount of leaves fall onto the home.
Can your gutter be cleaned mid-winter? Yes. IF the conditions are right! An unusually warm day or streak of days with temperatures above freezing are ideal conditions for gutter cleaning in winter.
Eliminate Gutter Cleaning Completely
In this day and age, convenience is everything. Saving time and money is a hot topic among most households. Gutter guards are a phenomenal way to combine both these needs while eliminating a tedious chore.
Gutter guards are the best way to reduce gutter cleaning as they provide an exceptional defense system from many of the culprits responsible for needing a gutter cleaning in the first place.
Here at Mainstream Home Improvement, we have a high list of demands that must be met in order for us to install gutter guards, and there’s only one company that fits the bill; GutterRoof!
GutterRoof is a sleek adaptation of the clunky gutter guards that have been around for years with impressive advances that shouldn’t be overlooked.
GutterRoof guards adapt seamlessly into the natural contour of the roof to become practically unnoticeable. With 11 different color options, GutterRoof is sure to have the perfect choice to match your roof.
This metal dome protection system navigates water through the curve of the nose to mitigate build-up while effectively preventing all larger debris from entering the interior of the gutter system itself.
Gutter guards such as GutterRoof have other practical benefits such as:
- They are long-lasting and require little to no regular maintenance
- Homeowners do not have to climb up steep ladders or work in hard environments
- Preventing ice dams and other clogs
- Adding strength and rigidity to the entire gutter system as a whole, a perk best appreciated in winter due to heavy snowfall
Time For A Gutter Cleaning? Reach Out Today!
Gutter cleaning in the winter can be a tricky endeavor, but it can be done! At the end of the day, we strive to provide each and every customer with top-notch services at all times of the year. While winter offers its own specific challenges, you can feel confident Mainstream Home Improvement is up to the task!
We specialize in the quad city area and are on standby to help you get your gutter services done in a timely manner to meet even the highest level of expectations.
For all gutter guard installation and cleaning questions, we can be reached via phone at (309) 762-6244 or you can visit us on-location at 1554 52nd Ave, Moline, IL 61265.