How Often Should I clean my gutters out?

There are a lot of customers that ask the question, “how often should I clean my gutters out? ¬†Well there is no set answer for this, it varies case by case.

If there are no trees around the house then you will only need check every 2-3 years for dirt building up. However, if there are trees you will need to check up to 4 times a year. Especially in Autumn when all the leaves are falling off the trees.

The leaves can build up in the gutter and more importantly in the swan neck of the fall pipe. This will cause a blockage in the pipe, which will in turn prevent rain water been washed down. This will cause the gutters to overflow. The extra weight in the gutter can also cause them to pull away from the house wall, leading to gutter repairs and further expense.

What I would also look out for is loose pointing in the ridge/hip tiles. If this falls down the roof into the gutters it can get blocked in the swan neck, blocking the fall pipe.

There are ways you can avoid the gutters from becoming blocked, you can buy gutter guards these are placed in the top of the gutter to avoid build up of leaves and debris.

At Eagle Roofing we offer a gutter cleaning service or can help you come up with a solution to prevent the build up of leaves and debris. If you have any questions feel free to contact us on 07766912224 or visit our home page for more details, Huddersfield Roofers.


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