Even if your gutter system was installed perfectly, it won’t serve its purpose if isn’t maintained appropriately throughout its life. This may seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Leaves, branches, dirt, and granules can build up in the gutter over time, obstructing the flow of water and potentially leading to exterior damage or flooding. When and how often you clean your gutters depends on the environment of the surrounding property. For houses with trees in a five-foot proximity, we recommend cleaning the gutters several times a year, particularly in the autumn season, when the gutters will likely be filled with dead leaves and granules. Less common maintenance may include repairing worn, leaky, or damaged pieces. In these situations, when a major repair is necessary, it’s best to call a professional for consultation.