Gutter Cleaning, so what’s the big deal?
Summary of Issues that can Happen if You Don’t Clean Your Gutters:
- landscape damage
- soil, cement, and black top erosion
- excessive foundation settling
- flooding in your basement
- fascia and soffit wood rot and deterioration
- staining of interior drywall
- wood rot in wall cavities
- moisture issues and mold
- breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases associated
Things You Will Most Likely Be Cleaning Out of Your Gutters
Ok, So Your Gutters are Clogged, What Can You Do About It?
You can DIY gutter clean them yourself
Anyone who has ever cleaned a gutter knows it is dangerous, time consuming, and just plain gross and messy. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in ladder related accidents each year. Out of those hundreds of deaths occur. Your gutters should be free flowing year round. A home that has many trees may have to have the gutters cleaned every week throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. That can add up to hours and hours of time consuming gutter cleaning. And finally, everyone knows gutter cleaning is a messy choir. One word sums it up… Gutter Muck!
Cons of DIY Gutter Cleaning
- Dangerous for You, Your Loved Ones, or Someone You Know.
- Time Consuming, There are better ways to spend your time.
- Nasty and Dirty Choir that no one enjoys.
You can Hire a Gutter Cleaning Service
When you hire a gutter cleaning company you are at the mercy of that company. Most companies are honest but some are not. How do you know that they are actually doing the work without climbing up there to see for yourself? Most gutter cleaning companies are small mom and pop shops. Unfortunately these types of companies can be unreliable. Along those same lines, gutter cleaning is a pretty low price item. A gutter cleaning company has to do a lot jobs in order to afford important customer protections like worker’s compensation insurance. Most of these companies do not have these insurances which puts you at risk if anyone gets hurt on your property. And the third negative against gutter cleaning is it becomes a re-occurring expense. Every time your gutters need cleaning you need to have them out, year after year. What seems like a relatively inexpensive service adds up pretty quickly when you have to have it done 5-6 times a year for years on end.
Cons of Hiring a Gutter Cleaning Company
- Have to rely on the Gutter Cleaner, which most are unreliable
- You may be exposing yourself to risk if workers get hurt falling off a ladder or roof
- Re-Occurring Expense that adds up over time.
You Can Say Goodbye to Gutter Cleaning Forever by Having a Profession Install a Clog Free Gutter System on Your Home
Although the price of these systems may seem high, over time they will actually save you money and will guarantee that your gutter system is working properly and protecting your home. With these systems you or anyone you care about will never have to get on dangerous ladders to clean gutters. You will also never have to hire an unreliable gutter cleaning service, take the risk of someone getting hurt and suing you, and you will never have to pay over and over again for this service to make sure your gutters are working properly.
Good clog free gutter systems come with a lifetime no clog guarantee. This does not necessarily mean the system will never clog, it actually means that if it does clog, the company will come out and remove the obstruction. A few things you need to be aware of: Screens always clog (no matter what kind), not all clog free gutter systems are created equal (and some actually don’t even work), and in general, you get what you pay for (cheap things are never good and good things are never cheap).
Fortunately for homeowners in the Chicago area there is product called GutterShutter which is offered by Innovative Home Concepts. GutterShutter is the most attractive, highest capacity, strongest clog free gutter system available. It comes in a 5″ residential size and a 6″ commercial size along with the choice of 12 attractive colors.
Advantages of a Clog Free Gutter System
- You Never have to subject yourself to the time consuming and dangerous task of gutter cleaning
- You Never have to hire a gutter cleaning company and accept the expenses and risks associated
- Good ones come with a lifetime no clog warranty
- GutterShutter by Innovative Home Concepts is available to all homeowners in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area