In the age of high-tech homes, gutters are old-school, and easily something you can repair yourself. No high end revolutionary parts are found here: it is all low-cost sheet metal, sealer, a few screws, and a couple of specialty items that you can find for cheap at your local hardwood store. The best part about do-it-yourself gutter repair is, there is almost no learning curve involved!
Clogged gutters can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with as a home owner. Sheets of water spill over you as you walk under the eaves. In addition, clogged gutters can also cause water to back up and damage shingles, immerging to the roof line, and possibly even leaking into your attic leaving water damage. Heavy gutters, filled with waterlogged debris, become heavy and cause additional damage to your roof. Overflowing gutters, given time, can cause extreme erosion the causes harm to your home’s foundation. If you do not routinely clean your gutters, it can lead to a plethora of issues that can be damaging to the internal and external structure of your home.
Here are professional tips and tricks on how to safely clean your gutters if you choose not to hire someone to come out and take care of the pesky task for you and go full DIY. Below you will find tips for safety, tools, and the cleaning process.