4510 S Federal Blvd Englewood, Colorado 80110

3525 N Cascade Ave #204 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(303) 761-6400(24/7)

(719) 434-3020(24/7)

Make Sure Your Gutters are Clean!

Clogged gutters are one of the leading causes of exterior damage to homes. Clogged gutters back up and damage the fascia and soffit boards. Sometimes the water can even back up into the home and cause drywall damage.

It is important to drain the water at least four feet away from the foundation of the home. Clogged gutters that overflow and allow the water to soak into the ground next to the foundation can cause structural damage to the home.

Roof and Gutters Descriptions

A solution that has become popular in the last several years is gutter protection. Some type of screen or metal cap on top of the gutter to prevent it from being clogged up with debris. Our opinion is, they don’t work well in our environment. We have seen the water overshoot the gutters during heavy downpours and during the winter icicles and ice dams will form on top of the gutter covers.

The best solution for sure is to keep your gutters clean. If there are no trees around your home, you should check the gutter to make sure they are clean and not clogged.  An easy way to do this is walk around the outside of your house during a rainstorm and check that the water is flowing out of the downspouts and not overflowing any of the gutters. If you have trees around your home, you should clean the gutters once to twice a year. If you have pine trees next to your home the gutters should be cleaned twice a year.

Clogged Gutters
Unclogging Gutters

Checking the downspouts to make sure they are not clogged is extremely important. A clogged downspout will back the water up into the gutter and cause it to overflow. The best way to check the downspouts is to put water in the gutters and make sure that the water is draining properly.

If a downspout is clogged, use a hose and water to clear the downspout. If the downspout goes underground into an underground drain, it is very important to not force debris into the underground section of the pipe. It is extremely difficult to clean underground drains.  If a downspout leading to an underground drain is clogged the downspout should be disconnected from the connection leading underground before water is put in the downspout to clear it.  Sometimes it’s necessary to take apart several sections of the downspout in order to clear the clog out.

Pine Needles

The most important thing to remember when cleaning gutters and downspouts is ladder safety.  In 2020 there were 171 deaths from people falling off ladders and over 22,000 injuries related to ladder falls.  Always choose a level area to place the ladder. Always bring a bungee and secure the ladder to the gutter with the bungee so the ladder does not slip off. The ladder should always extend 3 feet above the edge of the roof.

Thumbs up to clean gutters

Excel Roofing is an expert at climbing on and off roofs. Our gutter cleaning services will ensure that both the gutters and downspouts are clean and flowing properly. The best thing a homeowner can do is have Excel Roofing come out and clean the gutters and not have to worry about dealing with the ladders and other dangers of cleaning gutters. Call us at 303. 761. 6400 to schedule your gutter cleaning.




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Why Homeowners and Businesses Choose Us

Colo Radans
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Excel Roofing is the only roofing company I would trust and recommend to others. Kevin M. is extremely helpful and professional at all time with his experience and knowledge.
Ralitsa Carter
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I highly recommend consulting with a true roof insurance expert like Excel Roofing, as there are a lot of details one can easily miss if not in the field on a regular basis.
Mary Kimball
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Omar came out and repaired some of our inside ceiling where the nails lifted the drywall. He is an amazing worker, a master at his job. Ask for Omar as he is a real asset to Excel Roofing!
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This company has gone way beyond my expectations. Thank you Jay and especially thank you JR for doing such a great job, being dependable, on time and affordable.
Rick Sturdivant
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Troy Lindsay and his team did a great job installing a new roof. They even worked with me when I wanted a solar-powered attic fan installed and helped me size and choose one.
brian niles
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These guys are top notch! You will not find better service anywhere!! Thank you Excel!!
Dustin Sieve
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I would absolutely recommend Excel roofing for any roofing, gutters or painting. I plan on using them again for any future claims.
Eric Zietlow
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Eric the project manager answered all calls and e mails promptly, addressed any concerns, and followed up on small issues. Good looking roof, no headaches or stress on my end.
Nicki Shields
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The building inspector said this was one of the best roof jobs she has seen, she was very impressed. I highly recommend Excel Roofing for roofs, siding, and windows. I could not be more pleased! Look no further.
Sonny Romero
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Matt Foster was our Project Manager. Matt was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was involved from the estimate through the final inspection. Excel Roofing did an outstanding job.
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Troy and his crew were outstanding. He explained the details every step of the way. They gave us a job date and completed on time.
Kevin Donahue
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Unlike the other companies who bid my roofing job, Excel (Brock) was not pushy and the deal did not have to be signed before he left the house. I am extremely pleased.
Ana Kauffman
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Love Chris, had my best interest in mind during the entire roof replacement process. He was able to rush the job for us given that we were nearing the closing date of the sale of the house.
Andy Dimmen
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Throughout the process I had one point of contact at Excel (Brock). Brock managed the entire process so that I didn’t have to do a thing. I will recommend Excel to everyone I know
Taylor Hood
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I would have given 5 stars. Giving 4 because of how hard Matt worked to get project finished and they were priced very reasonable compared to other roofing companies.
Beth Rogers
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Troy and his crew went above and beyond for us. Working to help us navigate insurance claim. Great job, on time, on budget, house looks great. Couldn't be happier! Highly recommend Mr Troy and his crew!
Bob Andersen
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wonderful company to work with.. from the initial call for someone to come look.. the project manager Bob was at the house within an hour.
Mindy Densmore
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They showed up on time, determined the problem, showed us a video of what to do to prevent it in the future and and took care of it immediately. I highly recommend Excel.
j snoy
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I definitely recommend and will use again. Chris the project manager was very quick to respond and quite reliable. Overall, a great roofing experience.

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4510 S Federal Blvd
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