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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find and hire a professional gutter cleaning service?

To find and hire a reputable pro, start by comparing gutter cleaning services in your area online. This may include companies that solely offer gutter cleaning, as well as companies that provide roofing, pressure washing, lawn care or general cleaning services. Read their ratings and customer reviews, paying close attention to any reviews that include photos for evidence of their workmanship. 

Next, check to see if the pros you’re considering have the proper credentials (licenses, certifications, insurance, etc.) in your state. Your cleaner should be insured against all work-related injuries and damage. 

The final step is to compare quotes and estimates from the pros you’ve selected.

Why is it important to clean your gutters?

Rain gutters, those easily-forgotten trenches that hang off the edge of your roof, protect your roof, walls and foundation from excess rainwater. When they get clogged with leaves, sticks and other wind-blown debris, they can no longer direct water away from your walls and foundation, and may become homes for pests and insects. They also become heavy enough to pull away from the house, preventing proper rainwater drainage and spoiling the appearance of your home. Experts recommend inspecting and cleaning your gutters twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, as part of your regular landscaping schedule. Gutter cleaning and maintenance is a fairly easy DIY job for some homeowners, especially on one-story homes. However, professional gutter cleaners have ladders tall enough to safely reach rain gutters, as well as the necessary tools to clean out the downspouts. Most gutter cleaning professionals can also make any necessary quick repairs.

Is it worth it to hire a gutter cleaning service?

It’s almost always worth the money to hire a professional to clean your gutters, especially if you’re unable to clean your gutters yourself. 

Because your gutters see a lot of debris and abuse from Mother Nature, it’s essential to keep up with maintenance. Gutter cleaning is not terribly expensive, but it’s risky — working at the height of a gutter is dangerous. A professional gutter cleaner not only has experience, but also has insurance to cover any injuries. A pro also has the equipment and know-how to keep gutters in top shape and remove clogs from long downspouts. 

Do you need a permit to install gutters?

You may or may not need a permit. It depends on your location. In some cities, you may need a permit if you reside in a historic district or if the gutter installation project impacts the right of way. 

Check with your local public works office, permitting center or government office to see the requirements in your area. You can even contact gutter installation pros near you and ask if they know what the permit requirements are in your city.

How much does gutter installation cost?

Gutter installation may cost anywhere from $700 to $2,500, depending on the materials you choose and the cost of labor in your area. On average, homeowners should expect to pay around $991 for new gutters. But to find out how much it will cost to install (or replace) gutters on your home, get free cost estimates from the best gutter professionals near you.

PVC, vinyl and aluminum are cheaper options, while steel and copper are more expensive, but will also last longer. Your price will also vary by the size and slope of your roof, the number of stories of your home, and the climate and labor costs in your area.

To learn more about gutter installation prices, read “How much does gutter installation cost?” 

What does gutter cleaning include?

A professional gutter cleaning may include several services in one. And pros may utilize different gutter cleaning methods, depending on your situation.

Gutter cleaners typically set something down to catch the leaves and debris as they clean, whether it’s a bucket or a tarp set below. Then, they flush or dig out the leaves from the gutters, clean the downspouts out with a high-pressure hose, blower or pressure washer, inspect the gutters for damage and cracks, and fix any cracks using a gutter sealant.

Chat with the best gutter cleaning services near you to see what their process entails and to get a free estimate.

Who can I get to clean my gutters?

If you’re looking for someone to clean the gutters on your home, there are a number of different businesses that tend to do this work.  The first is a dedicated property maintenance company, which commonly cleans gutters as part of keeping properties running smoothly. Landscaping and design companies may also offer gutter cleaning services, as well as roofers, painters, remodelers, carpenters and handymen. Lawn care services will sometimes offer gutter cleaning as part of a lawn care or leaf removal package.

Here are the best gutter cleaning services near you — contact several pros to start getting free estimates.

How much does it cost to have gutters cleaned?

Professional gutter cleaning and maintenance should be done once or twice a year to remove debris and check for damage to the roof and gutter. The national average cost for rain gutter cleaners ranges from $100 to $130. A number of factors affect the costs, including the combined length of the gutters, the size of the house, the location of the gutters, and any risks posed to the professional cleaner. Some companies based their cost estimates on the linear square footage of the gutters; for example, 200 linear square feet of gutters on a standard, single-story ranch-style home costs an average of $125 to clean. The cost goes up for second- and third-story gutters and those in hard-to-reach places, like a roof with an unusually steep pitch. Expect to pay at least $100 more than standard prices if cleaning your home’s gutters requires extra safety precautions. Because spring and fall are gutter cleaners’ busiest seasons, some gutter cleaning and maintenance companies offer discounts during summer and winter months.

How often do you need to clean your gutters?

Gutter cleaning and maintenance is an important part of keeping up a home. Not only are clogged gutters unsightly, they can also lead to water damage in the house’s walls and roof. The best way to prevent that is to clean your gutters at least twice a year — experts recommend making it part of your spring cleaning and fall landscaping schedules. In the fall, trees lose their leaves and, in the spring, release seedpods and flower petals, all of which tend to end up in rain gutters. It’s a good idea to also have a professional gutter cleaner clear out your downspouts, too; clogged downspouts can make gutters backup and overflow.

How long does gutter installation take?

The majority of gutter installations take several hours or a whole day from start to finish. One factor that may cause the installation process to take longer is if you have a large or custom home. To find out how long it will take to replace your gutters, contact the best pros and ask for a free estimate.

Reviews for Chicago gutter professionals
Yolanda V.
gutters look beautiful, very professional, surprised how quickly the gutters were installed
General Roofing Inc.General Roofing Inc.
Charlene S.
We needed our gutters cleaned immediately. Bubbles Gutter Cleaning responded quickly and did a thorough job.
Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning (Chica...Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning (Chica...
James N.
They arrived on time and ready to work. I was planning on getting a quote, but their price was very reasonable so they started and finished the same day. They cleaned all gutters, sealed all gutters, and replaced a large section of gutter on my garage. It's been a few weeks and still no leaks. I inquired about gutter guards, but my home doesn't accumulate much gutter debris, so they did not try to upsell me. Honest guys who did good work for a good price.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Benita M.
Cleaned gutters fast and told me what was in my gutters. So now I know I really need a roof soon.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Beverly S.
We had leaks inside due to needing the gutter cleaned and recent heavy rain. Rico showed up inspected the gutters and cleaned. Within an hour it rained heavily and there were no leaks. I will use them in the future for any work related to the gutters.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Samuel R.
He attached the downspouts to the gutter as requested.
Williams Repair ServiceWilliams Repair Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mike's team did a great job on my gutters. Cleaned up everything and his price was fair. I would recommend him to anyone looking for gutters.
Quality Home RemodelersQuality Home Remodelers
Rishi B.
Phenomenal job cleaning/repairing gutters and communicating
Windows Gutters CleaningWindows Gutters Cleaning
Richie D.
Hired for a simple gutter cleaning and Rico’s windows and gutters went above and beyond and examined issues I wasnt Aware of. Very reasonably priced would highly recommend in the future.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Rodney D.
Rico's windows and gutters were excellent! When I first contacted them about their services, they responded quickly. They arrived on time and did an excellent job cleaning my gutters.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Princess w.
I will highly recommend Ivan he came to my home and got straight to his job, clean my gutters good and also fix a few things on my gutters.
Ivan's Gutter Cleaning & RepairIvan's Gutter Cleaning & Repair
Karolina K.
Excellent customer service from start to finish, one of the best I've had with any providers on thumbtack. The offered the best price on cleaning our gutters and attaching gutter guards. We were one gutter guard short and they gave us one free of charge. Great company will use them again.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Himanshu A.
Nice work - cleaned gutters really well. Thx
Thumbtack Customer
Maya Roof & Maintenance is a really easy to work with. They are extremely responsive via email, phone and even texts! The group came out to do the gutter work that we hired them for, and they finished the job in about 4 hours. The work was great and the gutters look perfect! We will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs gutters.
Maya General Construction LLCMaya General Construction LLC
Amanda B.
They did a wonderful job with our gutters. Very clean.
Prime Time Window & Gutter Cleaning, Inc.Prime Time Window & Gutter Cleaning, Inc.
Jeff d.
Rico and team arrived early and promptly repaired our gutters. They were fast and professional and at a fair price. I would highly recommend hiring Rico for yiu gutter repair / install needs.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Meredith B.
Great work! Highly recommend. Fixed our gutters and was easy to work with.
Christian MusserChristian Musser
Dennis r.
Cleaned my gutters very good...i highly recommend these people
Bella's Window Washing & Gutter CleaningBella's Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning
Tarjania (Tawanna) C.
I received a prompt response and my gutters were cleaned to perfection!!
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Beverly S.
do the job right nice person but did not clean all the gutters.
Prime Time Window & Gutter Cleaning, Inc.Prime Time Window & Gutter Cleaning, Inc.
Alejandro C.
Fast and efficient. Cleaned my gutters out in no time. Will recommend in the future
Matt M.
A++ highly recommend. Cleaned gutters and windows for a reasonable price, was kind and responsive
Azex Home Services (Cleanterest)Azex Home Services (Cleanterest)
Sara S.
They were very professional + efficient. We are happy with our new gutters.
Java BuildersJava Builders
Thumbtack Customer
Gutters replaced all around they look great I'm very satisfied
Springrock Gutter GuardsSpringrock Gutter Guards
Linda H.
Windows Gutters Cleaning was fantastic! From the time I contacted them they were here the very next day! Their punctuality, professionalism, work quality and value was beyond my expectations! Love this company and will contact them again for gutter cleaning
Windows Gutters CleaningWindows Gutters Cleaning
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