Gutter leads have been the leading residential home improvement service for decades.
In fact, it is estimated that gutter installation and repair will lead to an annual revenue of $400 million in 2017
According to the EPA’s Clean Water Act (CWA), gutters are considered a point source pollution control device under CWA section 101(14) so they need periodic maintenance by homeowners or professionals. This includes cleaning out debris from rain gutters, removing leaves from roof drains and repairing cracked/missing shingles on roofs as needed because these can all be points where water seeps into your home causing mildew, mold and other problems.
Gutters are usually made of metal, vinyl or copper so they can last a long time. Metal gutters are most popular because they have the longest life span and look great in just about any home exterior design. Copper gutters require regular maintenance to preserve their beauty but offer an elegant appearance with rustic charm that many homeowners love. Vinyl gutter installation is often recommended for homes on septic systems because it does not corrode like other materials will over time.
Unfortunately these water management devices do not maintain themselves well by simply laying dormant until needed which is why we recommend hiring professionals who specialize in rain gutter repair services before problems arise later on down the road. Professional service providers typically inspect your gutters during spring and fall to make sure they are in tip-top shape for the months ahead.
Gutter cleaning and maintenance is essential if you want your home to remain debris free all year round, not just when Mother Nature decides to provide her services!