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Should Gutters Be Cleaned Before or After the Leaves Fall?

Should Gutters Be Cleaned Before or After the Leaves Fall

Maintaining your gutters is one of the most effective ways to protect your roof and the rest of your home from water damage. Leaves, branches and debris can clog your gutters, rendering them ineffective. This is why you should plan for regular gutter cleaning and maintenance. 

Should Gutters Be Cleaned Before or After the Leaves Fall?

Sometimes, however, it’s a question of when you should have your gutters cleaned — should it be before or after the leaves fall?

Advantage Seamless Gutters shares some tips here.

Cleaning the Gutters Before Fall

A gutter protection system will keep debris out of your gutters. It’s usually best to install it before fall to avoid leaves clogging your drains. That said, if you have plans of installing gutter protection, you should have your gutters cleaned before the leaves fall.

And before choosing a particular type of gutter protection, make sure to research your options and consult professionals. At Advantage Seamless Gutters, we use Valor Gutter Guards, which have a 25-year clog-free guarantee. Valor Gutter Guards have passed the most rigorous testing, proving their superior design and effectiveness. They have a unique S-curved stainless steel screen, which can handle a lot of water while filtering out the debris.

Cleaning the Gutters After Fall

Trees shed many leaves during autumn, and they often end up in the gutters. If left there for a long time, leaves can clump together and prevent water from properly draining. If your sole purpose for cleaning gutters is to simply remove dirt and debris — and you don’t have plans of installing gutter protection — it’s OK to schedule your gutter cleaning after the leaves fall.

Advantage Seamless Gutters has been a trusted gutter specialist for several years. We offer high-quality gutter systems and gutter covers that will keep your home protected all year round. To request a quote, call us at (218) 270-2663 or fill out our contact form