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gutter cleaning

Here’s how we do it:

First we will clear any significant amount of roof debris such as tree pollen, twigs and leaves from your roof and then clean the gutter troughs by hand. It is the only way to thoroughly remove roof sediment, shingle grit and any moss that can be found inside the gutter troughs. We then rinse the troughs and flush the downspouts to make sure there are not clogs. We also bag up the gutter debris for you. If you have gutter guards, we know how to lift or remove if necessary in strategic locations to access the troughs and downspouts to ensure a thorough cleaning.

gutter repair

Here’s what we do:

We can replace downspout assembly and downspout elbows and extensions. We can re-attach gutters and downspouts and downspout extensions. We can manufacture custom splash guards and provide solutions for leak and drip control.

gutter guards

Not everyone benefits from gutter guards. Having said that, we have worked with almost every gutter guard available over the years. We know the pros and cons considering the conditions surrounding your home. We also believe that the product we install is a good value for the dollar.

gutter shine

Looking to refresh your home’s curb appeal? Take the outside of your gutters from dingy to refreshed. We can provide soft pressure washing services for your gutter system with a product that will not harm people, plants or animals. We hand apply this biodegradable product and clean the outside of your gutters by soft tip pressure washing or by hand.

 

About Gutters

What you need to know

Gutters are a vital part of your roofing system. They divert rain water away from the perimeter of your home to prevent water from seeping into your home and basement. If you allow your gutters to become clogged, they will not function properly. They require regular maintenance to keep your home looking beautiful and to protect your investment.

Common Problems

Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause major issues with your home. Here are a few common examples:

Water damage:

Properly functioning gutters direct water away from the structure of your home. Water that gets trapped and finds the path of least resistance when it tries to drain. This often means it finds its way into the walls, windows and ceilings of your house, causing water damage including mold and rot.

Flooded basements and cracking foundations are other symptoms of clogged gutters. If water doesn’t drain away from the house, it can pool around the foundation and expand when frozen. This causes cracks which lead to flooding in your basement or crawl space.

Clogged gutters can also cause water to pool at the wood fascia of your roof causing it to mold and rot. The costly repair of replacing the wood fascia becomes necessary in order to keep the gutters secure and in place and your gutter system functioning properly.

Loose gutters:

The weight of water, twigs, sediment, shingle grit and other debris can loosen gutters and downspouts and cause them to pull away from the wood fascia and other attachments.

Ice dams:

When freezing occurs during the winter, clogged gutters can cause ice dams. An ice dam is created when water flows over the edges of a clogged gutter or downspout and then freezes. Ice dams can force water under the roof and into your home or push up against the roof structure and then work its way under the shingles and into your home. Ice dams can become so heavy they can rip the gutter right off your home resulting in costly repair bills.

Animals and insects:

Clogged gutters can become an inviting home to carpenter ants, termites, spiders, centipedes, mosquitoes and even rodents. If these pests are living in your gutters, they can also make their way into your home. Even with gutter guards, birds love to build nests in gutter troughs which can contribute to gutter problems.

How often do I need to clean my gutters?

That depends on a couple of variables. What kind of conditions surround your home? What kind of gutter guards do you have installed? What kind of trees surround your property and how large or mature are the tree canopies ? If you clean gutters twice per year – late spring or early summer after tree pollen like Catkins (aka stringy things) and Samaras (aka helicopters), or maple buds have dropped and then again if necessary in the fall or early winter, you’re generally set. Other things like tennis balls, badminton birdies, etc. can also be problematic. It is not uncommon for birds or other animals to build nests in or around gutters so it’s a good idea to check your gutter system regularly for signs of a clogged gutter.

How much does it cost?

The simple answer is that it could end up costing you much more if you don’t clean gutters regularly. Gutters carry rainwater from your roof, down the side of your home and away from the foundation. The further the water is carried away, the better chance you have of avoiding flooding and problems with the foundation, water damage to the structure, and potential mold and rot of the roof structure and shingles. It should be considered as part of annual home maintenance to get longevity out of your expensive gutter system.

The actual cost to clean your gutters is based on variables: The number of levels of the structure, the linear feet of gutters, number of downspouts, the pitch of the roof, whether all the gutters need to be cleaned, and the amount of debris on the roof and gutter guards and the type, if any.

Please contact us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate: 734-730-6505

 

About Gutter Champ

Established in 2004, we are a small, locally owned company that offers professional gutter and downspout cleaning, including pressure washing services. We take pride in our work and our customer service. In addition to being fully insured, we offer the best gutter cleaning methods, environmentally safe cleaning solutions, and the Gutter Champ “No Clog” guarantee.

Gutter Champ is people’s TOP CHOICE for gutter cleaning!

 

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