Fall and Winter Gutter Cleaning

Maintenance

According to the Insurance Information Institute, ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences. Every winter there are billions of dollars in insured losses due to burst pipes, frozen gutters and other weather-related disasters.

Remove leaves, acorns, sticks and other debris from gutters, so melting snow and ice can flow freely. And check your roof insulation. Improper insulation and ventilation in your attic are at the root of most ice daming and gutter back-up causing leaks.

 

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Facts

The need to collect rainwater...

The need to collect rainwater for drinking and channel water for irrigation dates back to ancient times. Wooden gutters and downspouts, were developed in more recently. Rainwater captured in barrels was used for bathing and washing.

FAQ's

Q. What thickness of gutter should I get

A. The standard is .027 or .032. However in snow regions the heavier gauge is recommended to provide greater durability and strength.  If you are installing copper, a 5-ounce copper is recommended