Many individuals ignore their gutters when it comes to home maintenance. Yet, like the roofing system, gutters are an essential aspect of a home’s overall health. Guttering not only gives a home a finished look, but it also channels and controls rainwater, protecting the roof, walls, and landscaping. Gutter clogging is caused by dust and debris in rainwater and falling leaves from nearby trees.
Clogged gutters can pose significant issues for your property. Below are five reasons why you should have your gutters cleaned regularly:
1. Clogged gutters can damage roofs.
When your gutters are clogged, it will prevent rain from flowing, thus causing the water to flow over the gutters. When this happens, it will cause significant damage to the roof and require a roof and gutter repair.
2. Clogged gutters are the perfect home for pests.
Debris collection in gutters serves as a breeding ground for bugs, rodents, and disease-causing pathogens. This puts your family’s health at risk. Cleaning the gutters removes the rot and kills any pests or rats that have taken up residence in the clogged gaps.
3. Clogged gutters can damage your home’s foundation.
When gutters are clogged, water cannot move away from the property and the home’s foundation. When this happens, the water can seep into the foundation and damage the stability of your house.
4. Gutters can increase the value of your home.
Clogged gutters detract from the visual appeal of your property and reduce the total value of a home you plan to sell. Repairing the gutters will improve the roof’s appearance, resulting in increased curb appeal and a higher value.
Although cleaning gutters may seem like something you can do on your own, it is better to have it done by a professional who knows how to do it safely and to avoid damaging your gutters in the process. Our team at Academy roofing is highly reputable and known for getting a job done fast, professionally, and at a competitive price. Contact us today to get an estimate on your gutter cleaning service.
5. When do I need to clean my gutters?
Typically, Spring and Fall are when the most debris is falling and clogging your gutters. If you want reminders for when to clean your gutters, sign up for our gutter cleaning reminders using the form below.
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Sign Up to Receive Gutter Cleaning Reminders. We will contact you in the fall and spring.