Working rain gutters and downspouts are an important part of your home’s exterior. To function correctly, gutters and downspouts must be clear of leaves and debris. If they aren’t, drain outlets will dam up and rainwater will fill the gutters, back up, overflow, and eventually pull gutters loose from their mountings.
Water that pools in troughs will also rot wood gutters and rust sheet metal ones.
Doing the work yourself can save you hundreds of dollars, but you should plan to clean gutters at least twice a year—more often if the roof is directly beneath trees.
If you’re overflowing with problems surrounding your gutters and downspouts, make sure you hire a trustworthy contractor-- which you can find at your BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.