The big question on screening and gutter covers is whether or not it’s really worth the investment. The answer is, in some instances yes, and in some no. It depends on what is falling from your trees and the amount of foliage. Generally speaking if your gutters are mostly catching big leaves, but not a lot of them, then screens should work very well. Gutter screens will greatly diminish the number of gutter cleanings necessary and save you some money and headaches.
If you are getting a great deal of leafage falling from your trees, such as small leaves and pine needles, then it is likely that this foliage is going to sit on top of your gutter screens or covers. It will work its way into your gutters and clog your gutter screens or gutter cover openings. In this scenario gutter screens and covers are not a worthwhile option.
Ultimately, there really isn’t anything that is 100% effective in keeping debris out of your gutters. The frequency of which you need to clean your gutters depends on the effectiveness of the gutter screen or gutter cover, and the type and amount of debris falling from your trees. It’s best to have a technician determine the efficacy that gutter screens will have on your gutter system. We look forward to helping you make the best decision on gutter screens and gutter covers. Please call us with any questions you may have.
Your gutter professional, owner and operator,
With the normal wear and tear on your gutter system, it will eventually need maintenance repairs. The most common gutter problems needing repairs to get your gutters functioning as they should be are; the sagging or pulling away of a gutter, out of pitch gutters, leaky gutter seams and leaky or loose downspouts.
• Sagging Gutters
Sagging gutters cause water to pool and spillover. Sagging gutters can ultimately pull off completely. Repairing sagging gutters involves reinforcing the gutter with new brackets that have a 4 inch long screw and have a greater holding capacity than gutter nails.
• Out of pitch gutters
Out of pitch gutters are gutters that are not directing the water to the downspout. Instead, water either sits or spills over at the end of the gutter opposite the downspout. In this case the gutter must be disconnected and repositioned sloping downward towards the downspout.
• Leaking Gutter Seams
Leaky gutter seams are the result of worn or aged gutter sealant or improperly applied sealant. To repair gutter leaks the area to be sealed must be; scraped free of old sealant, thoroughly cleaned, dried and caulked in mild temperatures.
• Loose or Leaky Downspouts
Downspouts can leak or become detached from your home. Leaking downspouts are usually the result of split seams, holes, corrosion or improperly fitted sections. Downspouts with split seams are best replaced, either in sections or the entire downspout. Detached downspouts can be re-affixed to your home through the use of downspout clips screwed into the siding.
Westchester Gutter Cleaning uses only the highest quality materials to provide you with a long lasting repair. Our gutter repairs are 100% guaranteed. We look forward to getting your gutter system back into great shape and channeling the water from your roof to the ground and away from your property. Please call us with any questions you may have. Thank you very much! I hope we can be of service to you.
Your gutter specialist, owner and operator,
Ray is the utmost professional and such a pleasure to work with. He is timely, his crew is hardworking and trustworthy. Ray’s pricing cannot be beat!! Affordable expertise!! We have used this company for a few years and look forward to many more! Thank you Ray and crew!
Ray has been cleaning my gutters for years. He is the most reliable contractor I have ever worked with. He’s so organized – he contacts me twice a year for gutter cleaning. I never even have to think about it. Ray is a wonderful person to deal with – couldn’t recommend him any higher.
We’ve had several services performed by Westchester Gutter Cleaning and have had nothing but the best experiences. Ray, in particular, is incredibly professional, courteous, and easy to worth with. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking for their services.
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