Bottom Line: Paying a licensed, experienced cleaner now could save you $$ from expensive repairs down the road!
Many of our clients choose to hire a Professional Gutter Cleaning service to avoid the headache and hard labor involved in the process. Many of our customers may also opt to mitigate the risk of injury or fall.
Whether you have thought about hiring a pro or are simply curious as to what a gutter cleaning entails, we aim to answer the question: what is the real added value of hiring a professional gutter cleaning service for your home?
According to Home Advisor, the national average for a professional gutter service is $157 for a one-story home. And goes up to $309 for a two-story home. It is also recommended to have your gutters cleaned 1-3 times per year, depending on climate, whether you have covers and the number of trees near your home. This breaks down to a national average of $300-$600 per year. In comparison, the national average for gutter repair and replacement for a one story home is $1400-$2000 (and thats just for vinyl, not aluminum or copper).
But say you want to replace your gutters every couple of years instead of keeping up with the recommended seasonal maintenance, is this where the costs end? The answer to that is, no.
Long Term Investment
Well-maintained, high-quality gutters can last up to 20 years. On the contrary, if left untreated, damaged gutters can also affect the roofing and foundation structures of your home. In extreme cases, the overflowing water can cause foundation to crack and buildings to actually fall- read more on possible damage concerns here. Roof and foundation repairs number in the tens of thousands, we don't even want you to have to go down that route!
At Morris Family Window and Gutter Cleaning, we recommend opting for professional gutter cleaning service twice a year due to the harsh Michigan weather. If you do notice they are starting to sag or pull away from your home, please consider maintenance as soon as possible. It is always a better investment for your home to maintain your gutter system before costly repairs are needed.
If you don't have experience working on a ladder, cleaning your own gutters can be challenging and potentially dangerous. Working with Morris Family Windows and Gutter Cleaning can save you the time and spare you the risk of injury.
As we are a licensed company, using Morris Family Windows and Gutter Cleaning also protects you from having to be liable for any injuries or damages you, a neighbor or other hired help could incur. Always use a reputable, insured gutter cleaning company.
You should obviously expect a Gutter cleaning professional to do the job thoroughly, but he or she may also identify problems you might have otherwise overlooked. For example, loose gutters or downspouts need to be addressed right away to save you from costly repairs down the road. If they are loose, there is already an issue and could turn into an even bigger issue if not addressed. I personally always identify these types of issues and inform my client right away. I think it is best to handle right away and prepare for possible repairs needed.