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Portland Gutter Cleaning provides rain gutter cleaning services throughout the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. With over 40 inches of rain each year it is important that residential and commercial customers properly channel the water way from their structure. Water erosion and structural damage can occur if the gutter system is not kept clean and free of debris. As part of our standard gutter cleaning service Portland Gutter Cleaning provides a thorough cleaning of gutters and downspouts. First, cleaning the major debris from the gutters and then testing the downspout with pressurized water.
Will gutter guards prevent frequent gutter cleaning?
We often get asked whether or not gutter guard covers work here in Portland. The answer simply is most of the time NO. The problems are mostly pine needles which can slip through the most savvy gutter contraption. To combat this problem gutter guard manufactures make the screen so small even a pine needle can no longer penetrate. Manufactures have now created another problem of clogging. Gutter guards with very fine screen clog up with roof sludge within months of installation. In 20 years of working with residential homes we have not seen one product that will work in all conditions. In our experience most gutter guard systems fail miserably in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
Vinyl gutter guards have a service live of 3-5 years, before sun damage will ruin them. The problem is the roof muck still goes into the gutters and needs to be cleaned out. Once gutter guards are touched, they usually do not usually snap back into place the same. Gutter foam will clog and need to be pulled out within a couple years in any type of forested environment. For more FREE information about gutter guards please feel free to contact Portland Gutter Cleaning.