Three gutter experts in Kansas weigh in on how often you really need to clean your gutters.
You need to Clean your gutters regularly to avoid overflow and damage. The debris in the gutters can tear away from your house, overflow during storms, or cause damage to your foundation and sidewalks. The experts explain the details you need to know about gutter cleaning.
How often should you clean your gutters?
Laura: Here in Kansas, twice a year if you have regular trees but If you have pine trees, they need to be cleaned quarterly, because pines shed a lot.
Luis: We generally do it twice a year – in the fall and spring.
Ray: It depends on how many trees you have close to your home, but we usually clean them here in Kansas about four times a year.
What are the benefits of cleaning your gutters in Kansas?
Laura: If your gutters start to overflow due to storms, or leaves you are going to have a problem. Here in Kansas the weather is unpredictable therefore the water just wraps around the roof and fascia and can go into the house or erodes the foundation and leads to wet basements.
Luis: It prevents water from washing out all over and around the foundation. This prevents termites from being drawn to the moisture, and keeps mold and mildew from your walls.
Ray: Your downspouts and gutters won’t overflow and drip off the edges, which cases rotten wood, erosion in your garden or foundation.
Leave any comments if you have other methods in how often you get your gutters cleaned in Kansas.