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Is Professional Gutter Cleaning Worth It?

Living in Colorado means harsh winters with winter precipitation averaging upwards of 55 inches of snow per year. Along with winter precipitation, we also get our fair share of thunderstorms, bouts of heavy rainfall, and strong wind gusts. In addition to the elements, debris like leaves, pine needles, and critters find their way into your gutter system putting it through a lot each year. If you have a half-round gutter system then you’ve hopefully been cleaning it multiple times per year, more often if your home is surrounded by pines. 

Your half-round gutter system works in overdrive all year long to protect your home from drainage issues. Whether it be snow, rain, or debris, there’s always something your gutter system is draining or collecting. Of course, this means that your gutter system needs to be cleaned often. 

Cleaning your gutter system yourself can be very dangerous since the use of a ladder is required. You may be wondering if hiring a professional gutter cleaning service is worth it or if it’s a waste of money. Continue reading to learn the benefits of hiring a professional gutter cleaning company as well as a solution to keep your gutters clear.

What is Professional Gutter Cleaning?

If you’ve never heard of it or if you’ve never used the service, professional gutter cleaning is a service that companies offer to clean your gutters by removing all debris. They flush out the gutter system and ensure that all clogs are removed so your gutter system can work properly to collect and drain water away from the home’s foundation. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning service can range in price from as low as $75 to upwards of $400 depending on a few things like the square footage of the gutter system and if your house has multiple stories.

If you choose to hire a professional gutter cleaning service you must hire a reputable company that possesses all state licensures and meets all insurance requirements. What to ask before you hire a professional gutter cleaning service should be the same as what you would ask before hiring a gutter installation company

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Gutter Cleaning Service

There are many benefits to hiring a professional gutter cleaning service. Below are just a few benefits:

It’s Safer

When you hire a professional gutter cleaning company to clean your gutters, the risk of you getting a severe injury caused by climbing a tall ladder is replaced by a professional that’s skilled in using tall ladders and cleaning gutters. If your home has multiple stories then you would need to scale around 25 feet to reach the roof and the gutter system. Climbing that high can be dangerous for anyone, especially if you’re scared of heights.

A Cleaner Gutter System

Cleaning your gutter system yourself doesn’t require many tools, but you will need to lug around a ladder, bucket, and garden hose. While using these basic household tools will get your half-round gutter system clean, professional gutter cleaning companies can get them even cleaner. Most have tools like ladder stabilizers, leaf blowers, and other gutter cleaning tools in their arsenal of gutter cleaning equipment to get you the best result. What’s more, most professional companies offer a warranty that guarantees your gutters will be free of debris – in the event it isn’t then they’ll come back to clean them again.

It Saves You Time

The chore of cleaning gutters yourself is relatively simple, however, it can be very time-consuming. The fact that you need to clean the gutters multiple times per year spending hours and hours doing so is just downright dreadful. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning service saves you time allowing you to spend that time doing things you enjoy.


It Can Save You Money

Though we mentioned earlier that hiring a professional gutter cleaning company can be upwards of $400 depending on a few factors, it can end up saving you money as opposed to cleaning them yourself. In addition to saving you the expense of purchasing tools to thoroughly clean your gutter system, a professional will most often repair the damage they encounter while cleaning your gutters. If you choose to repair the damage yourself, then you’ll need to purchase certain tools that can end up being pricey.

So, from a professional and reputable gutter installation company in Colorado, our team at K-Guard believes that hiring a professional gutter cleaning company is worth it if you do not want to clean the gutters yourself. Not only does it keep you safer, but it can also result in a cleaner gutter system, save you time, and save you money. 

However, the costs of paying for professional gutter cleaning multiple times a year will add up over time. This is why we suggest opting for the K-Guard Gutter system as it is the most cost-effective option.  

The image below gives a great realization of how much you are really spending on professional gutter cleaning. 

If you’re wanting to avoid having clogs and debris getting trapped in your gutter system then make the switch to K-Guard. The K-Guard System keeps debris like leaves, pine needles, and pests out of the gutter system, allowing only water to enter the system through a rear drainage channel. Because our curved hood completely covers the gutter and allows debris, snow, ice, and water to simply slide off, the gutters and downspouts will never become clogged.

Our gutter system is so effective that we back it with a lifetime gutter warranty that guarantees no clogs as well as no chips, peels, or cracks in the paint. Our gutter system will also never pull away from the home, something traditional gutter systems often do when there is too much debris in the gutters or from severe weather.

To install the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System,  contact our team of professionals today. K-Guard is the premiere gutter company in Colorado, providing a leaf-free gutter solution for homeowners for many years. We proudly install the K-Guard Gutter System across the state of Colorado including, but not limited to, the following locations: Denver, Colorado Springs, Littleton, Centennial, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Broomfield, and Fort Collins. Schedule your free estimate today!


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