You may be wondering whether or not you should clean your gutters? Is it even worth your time? We would argue yes. In fact, it can save you both your roof and money. Here’s 5 reasons you should look at cleaning your gutters soon.
The main reason to clean your gutters often is because of the damage that can happen to your roof. When you don’t clean your gutters the roof can be susceptible to more standing water and improper drainage. When it rains, and your gutters are full, that water can pull around the edges of your roof or start to seep into the roof. Once that starts to happen, it creates a domino effect that can damage multiple parts of your home. This can cost thousands of dollars in damage. It is avoidable, but only if you stay on top of it. Try to have your gutters serviced by a professional every 3 to 6 months. Don’t try to do it all by yourself as that is a common roofing mistake. Your roof security deserves it.
Servicing also depends on whether or not you have covers for your gutters and how many trees you have around your home. The more trees you have around your home the more often you need to clean your gutters. Having a professional do it for you is an easy and quick way to make sure your roof stays protected. This will also help extend the life of your roof and prevent damage from getting worse.
Remember how we talked about the damage that can be done to your home if you don’t clean your gutters? This also extends to the walls of your home, both exterior and interior. When leaves and debris get stuck in your gutters, and rainwater falls down the side of the walls, it can stay in your home. You’ll start to see nasty green and black streaks running down the side of your walls. If water gets into the walls then you can be dealing with massive structural damage. Damage such as that can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars. Protect your roof and home by cleaning your gutters often. Pressure wash your walls to remove any sludge stains as well.
A favorite hot spot for rodents and insects is your unkempt gutters. Gutters filled with leaves is the perfect hiding spot for pesky pests that can damage your home. Insects set up shop near the moisture and nutrients, while rats can create nests for their babies. If you clean your gutters often you won’t have this problem. In addition, you can help prevent insects from climbing into your walls or crawling around in your roof. Gutter cleaning is important because it helps keep you and your family safe. No one wants to find a snake has slithered its way onto your roof because of leaves stuffed down the gutter drain pipe.
Gutters themselves can cost several thousand dollars to replace if damaged. If you routinely clean your gutters then you won’t have to worry about this problem. Your gutter’s life span will be prolonged because there won’t be debris weighing them down daily. While it may seem obvious, routine cleaning is so important because you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars. Unlike others, you will be able to save money.
Cleaning your gutters increases the beauty of your home by keeping it clean. Not only that, but you also keep your landscaping intact. All the hard work of keeping your home clean won’t go to waste because of a broken gutter or misplaced leaves. Instead, you can be proactive and negate these nasty side effects of dirty gutters.
Thinking about having your gutters cleaned? Don’t want to do it on your own and possibly injure yourself? Leave it in the hands of a professional with Galaxy Construction and Roofing. We have the skills to make your roof and gutters as clean as possible. Contact us today and see how we can help you!