Gutter Care & Leaf Protection

Have you cleaned your gutters recently? Gutters are a vital part of every home, working to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape. Gutters provide many protective benefits to homeowners, but neglecting them can produce very expensive problems. So, how does this occur? Gutters can become clogged with leaves, sticks and debris that, if left to worsen, may cause a leaky roof or water damage to the exterior and interior of your home. Pests also enjoy clogged gutters! Due to the buildup of debris acting as a shelter, rodents and bugs will often take cover in your gutters. Neglected gutters may cause some serious issues for a homeowner, but these are all easily avoidable! For over 35 years, our Stockmohr experts have been replacing old, clogged gutters with new and functional ones. Here’s how to keep your gutters in good shape:

Gutter Maintenance

You can judge when to clean your gutters by how often leaves fall in your area. Depending on where you live, you should clean your gutters about every four months. To prevent an overflow and potential water damage, pay strong attention to the downspouts (especially if they’re clogged). Stockmohr started with one old truck and one used gutter machine. We still manufacture heavy .032" thick 5" seamless aluminum gutters on the job site today and install the stronger, preferred method of hidden hanger with screw. Downspouts in 2"x3" or 3"x4" jumbo size can be installed to match gutter color or in a complementary color of your choice. If you need your gutters upgraded, we’ve got your back. 

Even though cleaning the majority of your gutters without help is doable, it’s important to remember the safety hazards. You will likely need to use a ladder to reach your gutters, so make sure to follow the basic rules of ladder safety to avoid any injuries. If you’re not a fan of heights -- there’s a product that prevents the need to clean your gutters.

Gutter Cover: Leaf Relief® 

If you’re a homeowner that likes to keep things as low maintenance as possible, consider arming your gutters with a cover. Stockmohr is pleased to offer Leaf Relief®, the most effective gutter protection on the market; it’s invisible, laying flat and fitting tightly on top to ensure no debris ruins your gutters. These can be applied to both new or existing gutters and are backed by a 25-year no-clog manufacturer's warranty! This eliminates the need to clean your gutters or having to worry about pests lodging themselves inside. Leaf Relief® is ideal for the homeowner looking for an easy solution to seasonal gutter cleaning. Who doesn’t like one less thing to do?

Interested in upgrading or covering your gutters this season? Contact a Stockmohr expert today to get started on your free estimate!