Strategies to Keep Leaves Out of Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is just one of those things you have to do. The gutters play a crucial part in ferrying away rain so it doesn’t run down the side of your home, eventually damaging organic materials and inviting mold growth. The biggest obstacles in your gutter? It is the leaves, for sure. Handful after handful of leaves is a huge pain, but there are strategies you can employ to limit the amount of wet leaf mush you need to pull out of the gutters throughout the year.

Strategies to Keep Leaves Out of Your Gutters


It is generally never a great thing when a tree grows branches over your roof. Primarily, if those branches fall, they land right on your expensive rooftop. Furthermore, those branches also shed leaves directly into your gutters. It is a great idea to trim those branches away.

Find Problem Trees

When cleaning your gutters, you will probably note some leaves more than others or you will have to clean the gutters more often due to spring shedding of organic matter from trees like maples. If you see one tree leaf in particular or a lot of spring shedding in your gutters. It may be worthwhile to remove problem trees.

Get a Gutter Guard

If you want to defeat the leaf menace in your gutters for good, you could always consider a gutter guard. Unfortunately, you will still need to keep the leaves off the guard as well to promote good drainage. This can be an issue if you have a lot of leaf build up on your roof as well.

There is one final solution, and it is the easiest of all. If you have a leaf build up in your gutters, why not just hire us to clean it out? Contact us today and we can help you get clean gutters without a day spent precariously balanced on a ladder.