I have taken the liberty of sharing a great post from DIY Network on the importance of keeping your gutters clear and some tips to help you do so.
- Remove the old gutter spikes and ferrules (the large spacers that keep the gutter walls from collapsing while you drill), installing each new set as soon as you remove the old one.
- Position the new ferrule inside the gutter, directly behind the existing spike hole.
- Insert the gutter screw into the existing spike hole. Use a standard variable-speed drill, electric or cordless, to slowly thread the fastener through the spike hole and the ferrule and then into the existing fascia hole.
- Thread the fastener until the head is even with the gutter and the screw has engaged with the rafters on the other side of the fascia board.