Christmas approaches and most of the leaves around here have finally released from their branches! That means they are likely piled up on your roof and in your gutters. Now's about the time you really wish you had picked up those gutter guards you thought about after the last gutter cleaning. If you haven't by now, it's too late for this year, but you might think about getting some for next year and having them installed now. True View doesn't sell the screens, but can install them for you for a small charge with a gutter cleaning.
When leaves are allowed to pile up unchecked in a gutter system, a series of bad consequences begins to materialize. First your downspouts will clog up with leaves. This clog only becomes thicker and more complete as time adds more leaves and roof sand to the blockage. This blockage in turn causes your gutter to back up with water, spilling over your gutters in hard rains and freezing and forming an ice layer in the bottom of your gutters on cold days. See the illustrations to the right:
It's important to get your gutters unclogged with each season, because ice and water build up over time will damage your gutters and eventually your home. If you are uncertain of the condition of your gutters, give us a call and let us inspect them for you. The inspection will be free and you can decide how you want to proceed from our recommendation.