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Based in Altrincham we provide all guttering services to lots of areas around the North West and are expanding on a regular basis, we currently cover areas in Cheshire, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Why Clean Gutters Out

Gutters perform a very important function of draining hundreds of gallons of water off your roof and away from your house. This helps prevent water from getting inside your house as well as helping prevent foundation damage. Since gutters catch rain right off the roof they also prevent soil erosion and wear to your homes fascia board, sidings and windows, etc, helping extend their life and your investment and expensive repairs.
The overall statement is that well maintained, properly functions gutters directly provide the overall health of your home inside and out.

Gutter cleaning is a form of preventative maintenance that can actually prolong the life of your home. For that reason, gutters should be cleaned as often as needed. Typically, most Gutter Guys' customers have their gutters cleaned two or three times per year, though less frequent cleaning may be adequate for some houses. This depends on the property, the gutter system and the landscaping. (e.g. trees with blossoms, pollen strings, leaves, pine needles, seeds, acorns, sticks and other debris, tree height & proximity to home)

Problems If You Don't Get Them Cleaned

If you think a few leaves and twigs in your gutters are harmless, think again. Regular gutter cleaning is the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs.
Gutters perfom one duty : controlling the water around your home. If debris keeps gutters from doing their job, you can wind up with some serious problems, by regular cleaning you can avoid major problems.
  • Leaking Gutters:  Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems. When gutters are clogged, roof water overflows and accumulates around the foundation. If this happens, basement leaks may be moments away.
  • Cracked Foundations:  Clogged gutters can cause excess water against the foundation wall to weaken the footing and lead to foundation wall cracks. This is particularly true in the colder months when built-up water at the foundation freezes and causes a condition known as "frost-heave" which can cause severe cracks to foundation walls.
  • Gutter Cleaning TipsRotten Wood:  Water backing up from clogged gutters will cause moisture damage to the wood fascia around the house. The rotted area will quickly get worse if the leak is not eliminated by cleaning the gutters.
  • Leaking Roofs:  In winter, ice dams can form on top of clogged gutters. Snow then builds up across the top of the clogged gutter and freezes. During the next thaw, water running off the roof is blocked by the frozen snow and backs up into the house. This can lead to major wall and ceiling damage.
  • Slippery Driveways:  Overflowing gutters can deposit water on walks and driveways where it can freeze and cause a tripping hazard. Avoid this problem by keeping gutters clean and the spouts extended away from any traffic areas.
  • Cracked Driveways:  Misdirected and clogged gutter spouts often cause driveways and walks to sag and crack.
  • Washed Out Landscaping:  Any newly installed plants, grass or trees can be killed by excess water from clogged gutters. Overflowing gutters can cause severe erosion and put an early end to young plantings.

 

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