To avoid damage to your home’s gutters, roof and foundation, you should clean your home’s gutters frequently. Unfortunately, there is no rule of thumb. The surrounding environment of your house is what will determine the needed frequency. For some houses with few or no tall trees within a couple hundred feet, gutter cleaning might be able to be done only every two or three years. There are, however, many homes that would benefit from more regular gutter cleanings, including those with tree coverage or aging shingles, as well as after severe weather. Some homes in heavily wooded locations can easily require gutter cleaning several times a year.