The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that approximately 500,000 ladder-related injuries are treated every year in the country. A majority of these cases happen at homes in what can only be surmised as roof repair or gutter-cleaning activities. Unfortunately, these maintenance procedures are necessary, despite its high-risk.
Luckily, there are ways to minimize the dangers involved in keeping your gutters clear of any clogging. Let our roofing and gutter experts at The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. give you some tips on how to effectively keep your roof and gutters clean without risking injuries or accidents.
Hire a Contractor
A gutter installation and maintenance professional will be well-equipped with the right tools and training to handle working in heights. Letting a contractor take care of the perennial chore of gutter cleaning will essentially reduce your risks to zero. In addition, a professional can also inspect your roof and gutters for any potential problems.
Trim Plants and Trees
Nearby trees are notorious for depositing large amounts of organic debris (i.e., leaves and twigs) on your roof and gutters. Keeping any overhanging branch above your roof trimmed can greatly impact the amount of cleaning you’ll need to do. Consider hiring a professional to perform this job for you to avoid any untoward incidents.
Install a Gutter Guard
Gutter protection systems addresses clogging problems at the source: by preventing debris from getting inside the gutters and downspouts. This, in turn, protects your shingles, skylights, flashing, and any other structures on your roof from water damage. Gutter shields can also reduce the risk of dangerous ice dam formation during the winter.At The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., our professionals offer reliable and high-quality roofing and gutter maintenance services. Give us a call at (410) 876-3602 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve customers in Ellicott and Columbia, MD, and other surrounding areas.