Gutter cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance and upkeep. Although gutter guard companies claim they prevent gutter cleaning forever, every single gutter guard system we have tested has not worked as advertised!
why gutter guards don't work
Gutter guards accumulate debris that damages your roof and gutters. Small debris builds up inside the system while large debris remains on top. Over time, these guards will be covered in the dust, dirt, mildew, root and grit that accumulates on your roof every day.
In heavy rains, gutter guard debris will cause water to flow over the top of the gutters causing costly damages to your home. Overflowing gutters mean thousands of gallons of water pooling around your foundation. Additionally the wood behind the gutter will begin to rot, and the gutters will warp.
Problems with Different Gutter Guards
Large debris will cake on to these expensive mesh systems, causing water to spill over the gutter. Small debris and roof shingles will still get inside.
Small debris will get inside these screens and over time will clog up the system, which can eventually lead to plants growing out of the gutter screens.
These solid or “bull-nose” systems work off the principal of service tension, but once dirty water will just fly right off the system, not into your gutter. Debris gets stuck in the gap between the gutter and guard.
Debris constantly gets caught in the slits of these systems. Smaller debris will get in and build up over time.
There’s no such thing as, “Never clean your gutters again, 100% clog free” gutter guards. Gutter guards allow debris inside the gutters and have to be cleaned!
No Reliable Alternative to Gutter Cleaning
We install these systems on our own homes, because if there was a system out there that worked we would sell it. Even the most expensive gutter guard systems eventually fail — like this one did in just 2.5 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We do not recommend screening or gutter guards. Ned Stevens has searched for and experimented with all types of products that claim to prevent gutter clogs for over 50 years. In short, we’ve found that there’s no such thing as a “no clog” gutter.
We do sell and install gutter screens, but we stopped selling a top-of-the-line solid cover gutter guard. These systems allow debris in the gutters, they allow the water to pour off the top of gutters in heavy rain (which could lead to water in your basement), and they allow clogs. The screens we sell will keep out big debris, but let a significant amount of small debris into the gutters. This debris will cause clogs over time, and can even grow plants in the gutters. As such, even with screens, gutters need to be cleaned regularly.
The solution for gutter clogs is simple: clean the gutters on a regular schedule. You can do this by signing up for one of our ongoing service plans, and you won’t worry about your gutters again.
In our 50+ of being in the gutter industry, we have never encountered a gutter system that wasn’t prone to clogs. The only way to truly avoid clogs is by regularly cleaning your gutters. Solutions like gutter screens and gutter guards do not do the job; they may appear to work for a month, but never in the long term.
The only other way to prevent clogs would be to cut down all the trees near your home, or make your home taller!
Ned Stevens knows that we’re probably losing out on some sales because of our decision to not prioritize the sale of gutter guards. But as gutter professionals and homeowners ourselves, we cannot in good faith sell a product that doesn’t do its job. We’ve been in the gutter business for over 50 years, and know you have to do things right if you do them at all.
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Excellent service, couldn’t be happier with the work that was provided. From start to finish everyone was courteous, friendly and overall felt like the company truly cares about their customers.... More »
They do a great job and always cleanup before leaving. The guys are polite, professional and create a positive image. I recommended them to my neighbor and she is pleased with them also. We both also have the annual dryer vent cleaning service which helps the effectiveness and life of the dryer.... More »
I'm very happy with the job done by the Ned Steven workers. They just did their last gutter cleaning for the season. My landscape had cleaned up my yard the day. The Ned Steven crew not only cleaned all the leaves out of my gutters, but they also filled 2 bags of leaves by picking up my whole yard of all leaves. It was cleaner then they found it.... More »
I recently hired Ned Stevens to perform an annual cleaning of my gutters, They were very professional. Signed up for the Platinum service. They have done a wonderful job of performing the service. They slao installed new gutters and did a great job..... More »
I called one day and they were at my home the next day, on time. They told me what they were going to do and set about doing so right away. They were thorough and efficient. Once done, they gave me a review of what they accomplished and provided some recommendations. I am really happy that I called Ned Stevens. I like that they offer senior and military discounts.... More »
I called and got all my questions thoroughly answered. They came out the very next day and my Gutters have never looked better. Some repairs are needed which they are also taking care of for me. Very pleased that I have found Ned Stevens!... More »
I recently stumbled across this company in an ad. I did my initial research on them (best I could), and decided to give them a call. First, I actually got to talk to a real person. He was very professional and discussed the options available for me to have my gutters cleaned. Their pricing seemed reasonable based on past my experience with gutter cleaning, so I decided to give them a try. When the workers showed up they immediately got to work. They were very detailed oriented and did a fantastic job.... More »
I had been with the same gutter cleaning service for years. Their prices kept going up, so I started looking at other companies. I found Ned Stevens and used for the first time last week. I signed up for the yearly plan and I’m very pleased with the work that was done. They were punctual, did good job and I’m so pleased!! Glad I found this company.... More »
We have used Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning for many years and we have always been very pleased. They do a great job. They are also very reliable - they come at the same time each year (as we have requested) and they do exactly what we want. The price is very fair too. We have recommended Ned Stevens to many family members and friends over the years, all of whom have used them - and are still using them. That tells you enough to give them a call yourself!... More »
Working with Ned Stevens has been a true pleasure Their office staff is always available and eager to please. The crew that comes out is extremely careful and professional. Not only does Ned Stevens keep my gutters clean but worked closely with me and my needs in moving, adding and repairing gutters and solving my foundation water problems. Even though I live in a different state I was able to send pictures via my phone and their team came up with a configuration that worked.... More »
I have used Ned Stevens for gutter cleaning and power washing and have been extremely satisfied with the quality of work, attentiveness of the technicians and found them to be extremely trustworthy. I have told many friends and neighbors about the services they provide.... More »
The Ned Stevens team has been really helpful and accommodating of all of my questions. They arrived on time and walked through the steps they would take to clean the gutters on our house and inspect the gutters on another building on our property.... More »
We were impressed with the courtesy and efficiency of the Ned Stevens employees who cleaned our gutters. They arrived early, cleaned up all of the debris and eliminated our fears of having to climb up on ladders ourselves. Good job!... More »
This was my first full year of a Gutter Cleaning Service contract with Ned Stevens and I've already renewed it for next year. Their technicians are top notch and thorough and do a spectacular job, including cleaning up all of the debris before they leave. Our home is three stories and I'm old enough to not be able to do it myself anymore. Best money I could ever spend for such a great service!... More »
Ned Stevens staff provided a gutter cleaning service to us and were amazing! They made quick work of it, were professional, and kind. They are also extremely responsive via telephone and e-mail. 10/10 would use them again!... More »
I have used Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning for may years and they never disappoint. They are very professional, timely and efficient. The quality of their service is well worth the price. There are many other service providers available but Ned Stevens is at the top. Highly recommend them.... More »
Very professional and honest as it related to the services that was needed. They clearly described the service expectations and next steps that would be required so there were no surprises. Would highly recommend!!... More »
The workers informed me that they were here and performed the expected services and cleaned up the area. It had been some time since my gutters were cleaned, but Ned Stevens did not let me down...I'm glad that I took advantage of the scheduled services and am sure the next cleaning will be as good as this one or better. Great job!... More »
I have cleaned my own gutters for 26 years. I thought they would have done just an ok job but was completely surprised the quality of work. The technicians cleaned every spot inside the gutters. Well worth the cost, I highly recommend them.... More »
A friend of ours highly recommended Ned Stevens to us to have our gutters cleaned. They did a fantastic job! They talked me through the whole process and gave me a fair price quote. They were very professional and thorough, and cleaned up the whole area! I've been using various companies to clean my gutters for 35 years and Ned Stevens by far is the best company. I would highly recommend them to everyone.... More »
I have used the services on Ned Stevens for about 20 years that include gutter cleaning, roof/skylight cleaning and replacing my gutters. Their services have always been provided in a very professional and timely manner.... More »
After 20 years of cleaning my gutters, I took a chance and hired Ned Stevens. The team arrived on schedule, were fast, efficient and professional. The two-man crew was equipped with safety equipment (harnesses, helmets, etc) and all the necessary tools to get the job done. All of the debris that ended up on the property was bagged and removed. They did a great job.... More »
I have been using Ned Stevens for a number of years now and always satisfied with the professional crew and work performed. The customer service team schedules the appointments at the appropriate times and the crew are on time. This year I needed to reschedule at the last minute and it was not a problem at all. After the gutter cleaning they also clean the area under the gutters to ensure there is no mess left behind. I will continue to use Ned Stevens for gutter cleaning services.... More »
We've used Ned Stevens for years and they always do a great job. Our town requires leaf bags for all vegetative waste - and Ned Stevens takes the debris away so we don't have to re-bag what they remove from the gutters. They power-washed our roof and siding two years ago and we were very happy with that work. A bit on the pricey side - but the houise looked great and none of our plantings were disturbed. (The company we used previously used chemicals that killed our beautiful hydrangeas).... More »
As a repeat customer, I found the Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning service as professional as could be. From the operator receiving my call to the crew that came to do the work, I am once again fully satisfied. I would highly recommend the Ned Stevens team and will for sure use them again in the future.... More »
We've been using Ned Stevens for a few years now and they are always very responsive and a pleasure to deal with and their work is very professional. Their men cleaned our gutters and removed the leaves from our porch roof and there was not a leaf to be seen when they finished. I called to ask then to come out early as the leaves on our sugar maple had all fallen and they came very promptly. They take customer satisfaction very seriously.... More »
Great Company! The workmen came early in the morning and were very quiet. The dog didn't bark and my mother slept through it. They did a great job on the gutters. It rained the following day and everything went down. They also cleaned up all the debris and bagged it up! Couldn't ask for more.... More »
They came as promised and two men did a fantastic job. I was impressed because I had been using the company that installed my roof, siding and gutters, for the last several years. Ned Stevens men did a more complete job faster and better. I have already scheduled them to come out for my next service. I highly recommend them.... More »
The team that does the gutter cleaning has always done a very good job. I have used this service 3 or 4 times and am very satisfied with the work performed. Hope scheduling this service can become more timely.... More »
Not only were they on time....they actually came 2 days early...which was most appreciated. The 2 man team blew all debris from my roof (leaves, twigs, small branches), cleared the gutters and water tested them all in about 20 minutes. Quick, professional and very nice young men, too. I highly recommend this service and Ned Stevens. I'm never cleaning my own gutters again.... More »
I have used Ned Stevens for years. They always show up, they do a great job, and I never have to be around to supervise their work. They clean up all the time, and keep me updated if my house has any issues. The office staff is great as well every time I have to call. I will continue to be a Ned Stevens service plan member for my home as long as I am alive!!!... More »
We had tried many other local services, but no one would respond; it’s a very high roof. We found Ned Stevens through Home Advisor. We got an estimate over the phone, and they did the work when promised. Very professional and reasonable. They were even able to give us an estimate for repairs that they saw were needed when they’d cleared the gutters.... More »
After a lot of searching, I found Ned Stevens to have the lowest price around, so I gave them a chance. Low price doesn't always mean, sub-par service though. 2 men showed up on time and did a very thorough job, these guys were pros. They were done in less than an hour, cleaned up after themselves and left. After a thorough inspection, i realized that they went above and beyond, cleaning around my sky lights, chimney, etc. I have a lot pf pine needles, that stick to everything. Could not be happier with this company, hire them!... More »
I was called promptly by an efficient rep after posting a query on the website. She explained the service, stated the price, and scheduled a cleaning within a week. Two courteous and professional fellows showed up and did a quick and efficient job a couple of days later. I will be using this company again for the gutters, and perhaps for window cleaning as well.... More »
I called Ned Stevens to arrange an appointment to have the gutters of my house cleaned and the windows washed. Two men arrived the morning I expected them and began working at once. I pointed out the skylight windows of the screened in porch which did not phase them at all, although it looked like it might be a problem to me! The two men worked efficiently and separately, independent of each other, doing an excellent job. Watching the leaves falling now as autumn arrives, I am glad I have booked them to return at the end of November to clean the gutters before the winter arrives.... More »
Gutter replacement. Could not be happier with Ned Stevens!!! Had the gutters replaced on my daughter's house. Wonderful experience. The crew could not have been more professional nor more personable. They finished the job in half a day and that included cleanup. I will definitely have Ned Stevens do my gutters when they need to be replaced. Thank you Ned Stevens.... More »
I recently had Ned Stevens come in to fix multiple leaks in my down spout. The response from the first call was excellent. The person that handled the initial call, the on time repair(s), and the workers showed that they care about their clients. Highly recommend them, in fact, I am having them come in to clean the leaves out of my gutters soon... More »
We have been using Ned Stevens gutter cleaning service for almost two years and I could not be happier. We live in a multi level home with a lot of gutters and we are surrounded by large hardwood trees. I used to have so much anxiety about gutter cleaning. I never have to worry now thanks to Ned Stevens. They are professional, knowledgeable, safety minded, reliable and they have literally taken a weight off my shoulders. Their service exceeded all my expectations. I would absolutely recommend them with no hesitation!... More »
Two man crew showed up on time and thoroughly cleaned out all the debris in my guttters, flushed out all gutter runs and downspouts with water, inspected everything and adjusted/secured anything that was necessary! I've used a few gutter cleaning services in the past, but this crew and service provideder were hands down the best by far!! They will be back for sure .... More »
The recent storm has destroyed my gutters and they also were due for a thorough cleaning. The workers came quickly and finished in less than a day. I highly recommend Ned Stevens, as I also signed up for mosquito and tick control - I am anxious to now be able to sit in my yard!... More »
The technicians that arrived were courteous and thorough. They cleaned up all the debris that came out of my gutters and it looks great. Thank you for a great job! they also do great work for my dads house and when you call the customer service reps are very knowledgeable and very help from pricing to service calls and date long as i own a house I will be calling Ned Gutters... More »
I called this company because I needed my gutter replaced after the hurricane. The phone operator was FANTASTIC! He even offered guidance as one homeowner to another, including some lessons he learned the hard way. It was so helpful! My gutter was replaced very quickly and just in time for another storm to roll through.... More »
If you want your home to have a brand new appearance, then Ned Stevens is the company you should call. Most of my home - vinyl siding - and surrounding vinyl fence were green before Stevens' crew came on the scene. No need to worry about them burning through your vinyl as was done to mine by another company. There's is a gently process which gets everything squeaky clean. They will certainly continue to get my business.... More »
Great all around service from the first phone call, to the expediency of their coming out, to the cleaning up afterwards (my patio was cleaner than before they came!). I also liked that I didn't even have to be home when they came to do the service and I could watch them doing their great clean up job from my doorbell! I'll be calling them for gutter cleaning again!... More »
WOW! I called to get my gutters cleaned, the man I spoke to told me they did dryer vents as well - 2 birds, 1 stone!! He said they would be out within 2 weeks, they both came the next day and did a great job! Only problem was the gutter cleaners left the garbage, not sure if thats normal? No biggie, we picked it up! After that, I scheduled to get my gutters replaced. We will see how that goes! Easy company to work with - easiest by far.... More »
This was the first time I used Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning was very pleased of the job they did. Cleaned all my gutters and replaced the one on my garage. They also put a new Y(not sure of the correct name) on the gutter in the back of my house that will make the water flow easier.I highly recommend Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning.... More »
I called this company on a Saturday to inquire about having my gutters cleaned. They responded immediately to me, and were able to have someone out by Tuesday. The people came, were extremely friendly and quick. They completed the job and cleaned up everything. The staff I spoke to on the phone to set up the appointment were courteous and friendly. I would highly recommend this company.... More »
We've had Ned Stevens clean our gutters several times now and we're very happy with their services! They come on time and always do a thorough job and they never leave any mess behind! We're happy not to have to do this ourselves any more!... More »
Hi - I used Ned Stevens for cleaning my composite deck, which had years and years of black mold buildup. The employees who came out to clean the deck were professional, and the deck incredibly looked like new after their work for hours on it. I would highly recommend this service!... More »
We've used Ned Steven's for years now. If they didn't provide 5 star service we would have found another company. They always do a great job of cleaning our gutters. When we needed to ha e our old gutters replaced, Ned Stevens did a great job at a very fair price. Customer service is always responsive and polite. Totally recommend them!... More »
We’ve been using Ned Stevens for many years. The gutter cleaning program they provide twice a year is so efficient. They arrive automatically and the job is always done so quickly. Peace of mind for our family. Best staff and excellent customer service!!!... More »
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning cleaned out my dryer vent recently and did a superb job! It was easy to schedule the cleaning and to pay for it. The workers came as expected with no incident and all went well. I highly recommend Ned Stevens for dryer vent cleaning.... More »
I have had Ned Sevens clean my gutters for years, but this year I had them clean my patio. They did an awesome job!!!! It's so good to deal with a company I can always trust to do exactly what I want. The workers were professional, friendly and thorough Great job, guys!!!!... More »
We are very happy with our gutter cleaning service from Ned Stevens! Two techs came out to clean our two story colonial. They did an excellent job, were professional and friendly! We've recommended them now to several People in our neighborhood who are also pleased with them. Highly recommend!... More »
My first experience with Ned Stevens after using another gutter cleaner for years that wasn’t really doing a great job, so I looked for a change. The best gutter cleaning service ever received. Even came well after the seasonal end date as weather permitted. Impressive!... More »
This company is reliable and well worth it. I got my gutters cleaned. Service was quick, friendly and the technician was knowledable. They helped with a leaky gutter, and im thrilled that the rainwater is now draining properly. I highly recommend Ned Stevens for your gutters!... More »
Ned Stevens is on top of all my gutter cleaning. They are always prompt with the weather changes, very helpful and courteous and they clean up the litter affer the gutters are cleaned. I will always be happy to see them.... More »
Phone set-up was easy and he was professional. Clean-out crew was great. Did a thorough job, cleaned up everything, and they were fast. They were friendly and I made them hot cocoa to go since it was very cold that day. Will use this company again!... More »
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning is a great way to maintain your home. I contracted with them earlier this year after completion of a home renovation. The crew cleans the gutters, washes them out, checks all of the connections with running water, and completely cleans all debris away leaving no trace. I would definitely recommend the recurring service contract to properly maintain your gutters.... More »
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning has cleaned my gutters for several years, and I enthusiastically endorse their service and performance. Team of Nestor and Victor today were very efficient, courteous, and safely did a very thorough cleaning of low and high roof gutters and downspouts on slippery roof slopes, with very good follow-up cleaning of wet clumps of leaves removed.... More »
Always do the best job. Never leave even a trace of even being there, except for leaving the area spotless. All businesses should be this good. I have been dealing with them for about 20 years and in the 20 years of them servicing my gutters I have never had a problem. Ned Stevens sets the standards by which all others should be judged when it comes to the quality of work and service they give.... More »
I like the fact that when I call I get to talk to a knowledgeable professional. And that they are willing to have a real conversation about what we need. I like that they describe what they are going to do, show up, do exactly what they say and then review it with me before they leave. The area is clean and the work is complete. I wish other service providers would take such good care. Thanks Ned Stevens.... More »
Ned Stevens has been servicing our gutters for over a year now and their staff is impeccable. They are always polite, on time and courteous. They do a great job of keeping our gutters clean and always leave the property cleaner than when they arrived.... More »
It is such a relief to have someone else do all the onerous chores to maintain my property. I can't do it anymore! And when I've had an issue with a clogged gutter, they've been right there to fix it, as well as make sure all the gutters are hanging properly. Now they do windows! I'm thrilled!... More »
I have been using Ned Stevens for several years now and continue to be impressed with their service and very satisfied. A particularly helpful service is their notifying me if they find a problem and to call them. When I do, sometimes a matter of only a short time later, the person at the other end already knows what their workers found and what needs correcting. This indicates to me that their workers and the main office maintain close communication and the customer benefits.... More »
My Grandfather use to tell me not to pay for things you can do yourself. I'm positive he would have made an exception for the team at Ned Steven's. I have lots of beautiful trees that clog my gutters every year and having a contract to keep them clean gives me piece of mind. My wife has piece of mind knowing I'm not climbing up and down a ladder trying to clean my gutters myself. She has also mentioned they do a better, cleaner job than I did. So give Ned Steven's a call and give your spouse piece of mind. Richard Y.... More »
We were very pleased with the results of Hiring Ned Stevens for our gutter cleaning. We had water that poured off the roof every time it rained even after the other Company cleaned our gutters. we have no more of that. fantastic job and they will be doing all our future maintenance. Thank you... More »
I was very pleased with the crew who cleaned my dryer vent. They were friendly, informative and thorough. They identified an issue in my attic (hose vent) and they fixed it as a matter of courtesy (before and after pictures to prove the problem). It was a minor thing, but they could have walked away and I would never have known. That takes integrity and pride in their work. I would use and recommend Ned Stevens.... More »
This company does excellent work and always cleans up after themselves. On their last visit I asked them to reattach a downspout that had blown off in a high wind. They reattached the downspout - added an additional piece to make it work correctly - and did not charge me for any of the extra work. Great service.... More »
We have been using Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning for over a year. The workers do an excellent job cleaning my gutters. When finished, they bag up the gutter debris before they leave, never leaving a mess behind. We have a yearly service plan which also helps to save money.... More »
The gentleman who came to clean my gutters were exceptional! Very happy and friendly, even though it was cold and rained the entire time they were here. They did an excellent job -- I will certainly use them again.... More »
My guttering system was completely broken one call problem solved .these guy are the absolute best, easy to work with. Will definitely recommend to my family and friends. Thanks guys... More »
Great job, Fast service and reasonably priced. Within 3 days we had a torrential down pour and the water ran through the gutter and drains freely and fast. No more pouring over the edges.... More »
Your firm sent out a team of guys promptly, and they came to the door, introduced themselves and did a nice job. They worked quietly, and then came back tot he door, told me they were done and pointed out a few things we could do to alleviate flooding issues. Very professional!... More »