No matter who you are, cleaning out the gutters can not only be a pain but dangerous as well. Climbing up and down the ladder can be hard on your legs and back not to mention moving the ladder around the house can be dangerous for you and your home if not placed in the proper position. It is a necessary evil though. Leaves, twigs and other debris, if not removed from your gutters and downspouts can cause an overflowing curtain effect when it rains. This water will then go straight down into your foundation and walls which can cause damage to the inside and outside of your home.
One way to cut down on the frequency of gutter and downspout cleaning is to install gutter guards. Now, they are not a “never clean the gutter again” fix, but they are a help in reducing the number of times you have to climb that ladder every year. It will still be important to keep an eye on your gutters during the changing of the seasons. If you live in areas such as Northfield or Cannon Falls, Minnesota, then this especially means checking them during autumn when an abundance of leaves are falling or in winter making sure that snow and ice aren’t causing an obstruction such as ice dams.
Ronningen Roofing uses Mastic’s Leaf Relief’s patented gutter protection which allows water to freely flow while the wind carries away other debris. Our certified roofing contractors can easily and quickly install this leaf guard system to your gutters. We want to help you cut back on the work you do around your home and this is one way we can give you peace of mind in all seasons.