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Fall is Here in Nashville

Crisp temperatures, beautiful trees, and falling leaves: Fall is officially here in Nashville! For all of its beauty and fun fall activities, fall does have one downside: It’s time to clean your gutters. Nashville’s neighborhoods are full of beautiful, mature trees, which, unfortunately, lead to rapidly clogged gutters. Here are our tips for keeping your gutters flowing and protecting your home this fall.Fall is Here in Nashville - Nashville TN - Gutterman of TN

Don’t wait to clean your gutters.

Homeowners nearly universally hate to clean their gutters. It can be tempting to put off the chore for as long as possible, but don’t wait to clean your gutters! The clogs in your gutters can cause water to pour over the sides or back up into your roofline, causing wood rot, mold and foundation damage, among other problems.

Clean your gutters regularly.

The general rule for gutter cleaning is to clean your gutters twice a year: Once in the spring and once in the fall. If you have a lot of trees on your lot, that might not be good enough. You might need to clean your gutters as much as twice a month during the peak fall season. Allowing leaves to pile up in your gutters, in addition to causing the problems above, can add stress and weight on your gutters that can cause them to pull away from your home.

Don’t forget the downspouts.

The downspouts are an often overlooked part of the gutter system. Make sure you check your downspouts to be sure that they are free of debris and clogs when cleaning your gutters. If your downspouts aren’t working, your entire gutter system will fail to safely whisk water away from your home.

Run water through your gutters.

The best way to finish off your gutter cleaning is by running water through your gutter system to get out any small dirt or debris that might be lingering there. After you have manually cleared away the large debris, place a hose in your gutter and flush the system with water.

Inspect your gutters.

Fall is the ideal time to check your gutters to make sure they are ready for the rain and snow ahead. As you clean your gutters, be on the lookout for cracks, gaps or sags. This is another place where running water through your gutters is helpful; as you rinse out your gutters, check the system for drips, leaks or clogs that you might have otherwise overlooked.

Consider gutter guards.

If you’d rather be spared the chore of cleaning your gutters, consider installing gutter guards! Gutter guards prevent debris from building up in your gutters, which can reduce all sorts of home problems, from landscape damage to moisture in your basement. When you install gutter guards, you won’t have to worry about cleaning your gutters again this fall or for many falls to come!

If you notice that your gutters are in disrepair during your fall cleanings — or if you’ve decided to be done with gutter cleaning for good — call The Gutterman of TN to schedule an appointment today! We’re Nashville’s resource for high-quality gutters and gutter guards that can keep your home safe from water damage.

ArmorGuard: The Affordable Gutter Guards

How do ArmorGuard gutter guards work?

ArmorGuard gutter guards affix to your existing gutters to keep debris out. The medical grade stainless steel mesh keeps out even the smaller debris, including pine needles and roof grit. Even in the heaviest rains, water will be able to enter the gutters through the mesh, while debris will blow across the top without interfering with the gutters.

How durable are AmorGuard gutter guards?

The frames are built to last from extruded aluminum that’s 1/16 of an inch thick. In addition, they will not bend, warp, rust or corrode, so your ArmorGuard gutter guards stay in perfect condition for years to come. Sealed with a rubberized adhesive that expands and contracts with changing weather conditions, the guards won’t crack in extreme heat or cold. Finally, ArmorGuard gutter guards even come with a 20-year transferable warranty!

Do ArmorGuard gutter guards ever need cleanings?

With ArmorGuard gutter guard’s you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! The low-profile of ArmorGuard gutter guards means debris blows easily across the gutters without getting stuck. In addition, the stainless steel mesh prevents the growth of mildew or other organic matter. Finally, rain cleans away any pollen or dirt that finds its way into the mesh.

Does ArmorGuard keep animals out?

Yes! ArmorGuard’s sealed gutter system prevents birds, squirrels or other animals from entering your gutters to build nests or leave behind debris.

Will ArmorGuard gutter guards interfere with the appearance of my home?

ArmorGuard gutter guards are virtually unnoticeable on your roofline! ArmorGuard gutter guards fit seamlessly with your gutters and your roofline, so they won’t alter the appearance of your home.

Can ArmorGuard gutter guards fit on any type of gutters?

ArmorGuard gutter guards work with nearly any existing gutter type. Furthermore, the anodized aluminum is compatible with copper, steel, and traditional aluminum gutters.

How can I get ArmorGuard gutter guards installed on my home?

The Gutterman of TN can help if you are fed up with gutter cleaning! We can install ArmorGuard gutter guards on your existing gutter system to keep leaves and debris out of your gutters this fall and for years to come. Call now to schedule your consultation!