How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters

How often should you clean your gutters?

The frequency of gutter maintenance is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Gutter maintenance depends a lot on your location, not just which part of the country you live in, but also where your house is located within your city. Recommended rain gutter maintenance is 1 time per year, however, there are exceptions.

The Rainy Season

The rainy season will differ greatly in various parts of the United States, but if you live in a location where heavy rain is the norm, then you want to pay particular attention to your rain gutters. Heavy or frequent rain does not rinse out your gutters, rather, it can cause a lot of debris and leaves to clog your gutter. This can lead to significant roof or siding damage. If you live in a geographically rain-prone area, you will want to provide your gutters with maintenance 2-3 times per year.

Ice, Ice, Baby

Forget the rain, let’s talk snow. If you live in a location that gets frequent snow storms, then you want to keep in mind that ice can be incredibly damaging to homes and gutters. During the winter months, ice can be just as clogging as leaves or other debris. So, instead of checking your gutters just once per year, you will want to check them at least twice. Ideally, you will want to clean your gutters out in winter and in summer. This will ensure a long life for your gutters, and a happy, dry home.

The Warm Climates

Those of you who live in drier, warmer climates are not off the hook. Heat and humidity moisture can also damage gutters. When gutters become exposed to heat and humidity, they can easily rust. This can pose a danger to your home and can make your gutters less efficient and resilient to weather. You want to make sure that you thoroughly clean your rain gutters at least once per year.

If you are unsure about how to clean out your gutters, you can refer to our blog about proper rain gutter maintenance. At Clinard Home Improvement, we are here to help you with your home improvement needs. Don’t get caught with damaged gutters during the rainy season. Let us help keep your family dry and your roof damage-free.


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