It's not a glamorous job, but cleaning your gutters is an essential part of routine home maintenance. If you're unsure how to tackle the job or are intimidated by the process, use this step-by-step gutter guide to help you clean them out with ease.
Cleaning your gutters may seem like a thankless task, but it's a necessary job that should appear at least twice a year -- spring and fall -- on your home to-do list. Skip it, and you may inadvertently cause yourself headaches and end up with damage to your home. That's because clogged gutters can lead to water and weight overload, which in turn can stress the roof, siding, and gutter supports and lead to leaks. Blocked water may also result in costly rot and winter ice dams.
Fortunately, cleaning the gutters isn't that technical or difficult of a job, especially when it's done regularly. Here are materials you'll need and steps to take to get rid of the debris and keep your gutters clean.
To clean your gutters, gather: