Gutters are one of the most important preventative measures that your home has to offer. They control the amount of water buildup around your home which can protect your home’s exterior, the foundation, walls, and the property around your house. To be most effective, gutters require routine maintenance and cleaning. Neglecting to clean your gutters can result in significant damage to your home—and expensive repair bills. Here are a few reasons gutter cleaning is so important:
Prevent Damage To Your Roof
When gutters get clogged, water that they collect has nowhere to go. This causes the water to build up which can add significant weight to the gutters and the boards they are attached to. Too much water can damage the structure of your roof. Standing water along your roof can also cause rot to your fascia boards and get under the shingles. If you live in an area prone to freezing, water buildup in gutters can freeze and collapse from your roof.
Protect Your Foundation and Basement
Gutters are ultimately designed to send water away from your home. When they are clogged up, water in the gutters has nowhere to go and spills out at the edge of your house. The water then seeps into your foundation and can cause extensive problems. If you have a basement, water from clogged gutters can cause leaks or set the stage for mold and mildew growth.
Keep Your Gutters Maintained
Your gutters should be cleaned at least two times per year; usually once in the Spring and once in the Fall. If you’re in an area with large trees, you may need to have your gutters cleaned more often. If you aren’t sure how to clean your gutters yourself or would like to make sure they are cleaned properly, consider using a professional gutter cleaning service.
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