Gutter Cleaning for the Last Time

How to Make Gutter Cleaning a Thing of the Past.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to climb a ladder to clean your gutters? It’s a hassle, right? If you haven’t done it before, you’re in for a chore. But don’t worry: we’ll give you an idea of what it takes to clean your gutters. Even better, we’ll give you a solution that can put an end to gutter cleaning once and for all.

Why You Want to Ditch Gutter Cleaning.

It takes time. Sure, you may only have to clean your gutters two or three times a year (well, more if you live in a wooded area), but when that day rolls around, wouldn’t you just rather not? Depending on the size of your home, gutter cleaning could wind up being an all day chore. That’s a day better spent playing kickball with the kids, going to the zoo, or watching football with friends. Maybe it’s only two days a year, but we could all use two more days to do our favorite things with our favorite people.

It takes tools. You’ll need gloves, a trowel for scooping debris, goggles, a rake or a broom, and a garbage back. That’s quite a handful to carry up a ladder. Because that’s the last tool you’ll need, of course. It’s also the one that leads us to the next reason you should give up gutter cleaning for good.

It takes risk. Did you know that as many as 500,000 falls* from ladders are reported every year? Around 97% of those occur at home. The truth is that ladders can be unreliable, and every time you climb one, you’re putting yourself at risk. And with all the tools you’ve got to lug up there, it can be an even more precarious position to be in.

It takes money. So maybe you want to avoid climbing a ladder yourself. You might consider hiring a professional to do it for you. How much a gutter cleaning service costs will vary depending on where you live and the size of your home, but the typical range is around $100-250 each time. It may not sound like much in the grand scheme of bills, but $400 a year is a hefty sum. It’s a plane ticket, a couple of grocery runs, or a car payment. And the bottom line is, why spend it on gutter cleaning if you don’t have to?

Why Gutter Guards Are Your Solution to Gutter Cleaning

They offer protection. Gutter guards keep your gutters clean. Clean gutters mean even flow of water. No leaf clutter or birds’ nests or other muck clogging your gutters mean water won’t overflow the sides of your gutters. Water flowing over the sides of your gutters and down the walls of your home can pose a risk of water damage to your foundation or erosion. More importantly, gutter guards offer protection by eliminating the need for you to climb a ladder to clean your gutters.

You have install options. You can install gutter guards yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Now, we did say earlier that climbing a ladder is risky but installing gutter guards would mean only having to climb your ladder one last time. If you don’t want to do that, we don’t blame you! Hiring a professional, like a member of our professional network through DoneRight by Gutterglove®, can save you the effort of doing your own install. Hiring a pro may cost more than doing it yourself, but that brings us to our last point.

You only pay once. Whether you buy our gutter guards from a major retailer or hire a DoneRight Professional, you’ll only have to pay once for clean gutters. No more twice annual bills from gutter cleaning services. With Gutterglove, you get a decades-long warranties, meaning our gutter guards typically last the lifetime of your home’s gutters. When we say you only pay once, we mean it.

If you’re doing your research, you know by now that many sites will warn against gutter guards that promises a 100% maintenance free product. Don’t worry: We’re not here to do that. While our gutter guards will keep the inside of your gutters clean, it’s still possible for debris to collect on top of them. But we’ve got a solution for that, too. We invented The Gutter Guard Brush, which can be attached to any broom handle, one long enough to reach your gutters from the ground, so you can keep the area clean without climbing that ladder again. We told you it would be the last time — we meant it!

Now, raise your hand if you’re ready to get your hands out of the gutters for good. If so, click here to learn more about our gutter guards and how they can eliminate the hassle, time, and risk of gutter cleaning once and for all.