Gutters aren’t something most homeowners think of much until something goes wrong. While a simple concept – a duct that collects rainwater and diverts it away from the home – a gutter requires some attention to make sure that it works correctly.
How often should I clean my gutters?
Generally, to make sure that your gutter works correctly, it’s recommended that gutters are cleaned out twice a year. This can change depending on the location of your home. For example: if you have large trees around your home, you may need to clean your gutters 3 or 4 times in autumn or after a storm with heavy gusts of wind.
What happens if I don’t clean my gutters?
Besides the build-up of leaves and other organic matter, mould and mildew commonly form in areas with moisture and stagnant water. An unfortunate characteristic of mould is that it can spread rapidly and may affect the health of the home’s occupants in the long-term.
A build-up of mould or debris could separate your gutter from the roof making the roofline products redundant. Clogged gutters in winter often lead to “ice dams”, which can block the gutter stopping the flow of water. It can also weigh down the gutter, making it sag and in some cases could cause damage to the roof of your home.
How do I clean my gutters?
Use our handy guide on how to clean your gutters with or without a ladder.
Quality roofline solutions for your home
It may be time to update your guttering if it’s not working correctly, or old and tattered. Plan-It Windows offers roofline products to protect your home no matter what the weather throws at you. The products also come with a lengthy guarantee to give you peace of mind long term.
Since our launch in 2012, Plan-It Windows has been serving homeowners in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale and other parts of the North West. Visit our showrooms in Bolton to see our range of roofline products, windows, doors and conservatories that are guaranteed to match any home. Give us a call on 01204 373203 or contact us online for more details.