How Long Does It Take to Clean Your Gutters?

Guiding water away from your home, preventing moisture damage and stopping a build-up of water backing up in to your roof – your property’s guttering is highly important. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is essential for maintaining a protected, leak free home.

That’s why it’s vital to have your gutters regularly checked and cleaned. But what exactly is involved in a gutter clean? And how long does it take? Keep reading to learn more.

Protecting your property

The amount of time needed to carry out a gutter clearance depends on a number of factors, including:


It goes without saying that bigger properties will have more guttering around the perimeter. A typical semi-detached home in Barnsley will take up to 2-3 hours from start to finish, for example. However, the bigger a property gets, the longer it’s going to take.

Type of property

Older properties generally take a little more work as they don’t have the necessary implementations to prevent gutter blockages. When they were built, there was little concern for clogged gutters, so they take a little more work to fully ensure they are clear.

Weather conditions

Unfortunately, the weather impacts all aspects of outdoor work. Whether its pouring rain or howling winds, it is simply not safe to work in some weather conditions. Bad weather could delay your gutter clearance and may impact how long it takes due to broken pipes or built-up blockages.

DIY vs Professional

You may opt to give gutter clearance a go yourself, but you could spend hours up the ladder picking out leaves. A professional clean will be quicker and save you the effort. We don’t recommend attempting any guttering jobs without proper equipment and training.

Quality of job

You may find the quoted time varies slightly from business to business. This could be down to staff availability or experience but could also be a reflection on the quality of the job. If one quote appears much quicker than the rest, it may be a sign of a rushed job.

Professional roofing experts in Barnsley

Regular gutter clearance should definitely be a part of your annual to-do list, especially before and during the winter months. As well as protecting your home from the harsh elements, regular guttering cleans can help alert you to potential issues on both your gutters and your roof.

The team at DPR Roofing in Barnsley have the knowledge and experience to quickly and effectively clear your gutters, while checking for any issues or potential future problems. We carry out expert guttering and roofing work in the local area, helping to protect both domestic and commercial properties.

Take a look at our past work for a clearer idea of the guttering clearances and replacements we have carried out recently.

We will photograph your gutters inside to show you we have cleaned them thoroughly.