Do Gutter Systems Need to Be Maintained, and How Often?
All structure systems need periodic maintenance, and gutters are no different. Over time, gutters will accumulate leaves or pine needles, shingle grit, dirt, limbs and even the occasional golf or tennis ball that goes awry. These obstructions will prevent the proper flow of water to the downspouts and need to be removed. Usually, a once-a-year cleaning is satisfactory, but more often may be necessary if the surroundings are densely wooded.