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7 Reasons That Gutter Cleaning is Essential

By Tyler Kirk | Gutter Cleaning
Updated on: 06/07/22

Homeownership comes with many wonderful perks, like painting your home any color, or letting your pet run wild without hearing from the building manager. But, there are some less enjoyable aspects of homeownership. The main one is that the responsibility to care for every part of your home now rests solely on your shoulders. If your toilet starts leaking or the back door handle breaks, it's up to you to solve the problem.

One essential home maintenance duty is proper gutter cleaning.

There are numerous consequences of clogged gutters, but here are four reasons why your home benefits from well-maintained gutters.

Extend Your Roof's Lifespan

The cost of a new residential roof can be quite substantial. Most homeowners do all they can to prolong the lifespan of their existing roof. One of the best ways to keep your roof damage-free is by cleaning the gutters routinely.

In the winter months, clogged gutters may trap ice. This can lead to a lot of additional weight and stress being put on the home's roof. Also, clogged gutters will not drain properly, which can lead to water lingering on the roof. If this water freezes, it can cause shingle damage and extensive roof leaks.

Failing to properly maintain your gutter system can lead to you replacing your roof prematurely. The money paid to gutter cleaning professionals will pale in comparison to the cost of a new roof.

Prevent Ice Build Up

Southern states rarely have to deal with severe ice storms that cause immense damage, but bad winter conditions can lead to ice building up in clogged gutters. Free-flowing gutters and downspouts keep water moving and stops it from freezing on your roof and in your gutters. The result? A gutter system that is intact and doesn’t need extensive repair or worse yet, replacement.

Stay Healthier

Clean gutters ensure that your home doesn’t welcome uninvited guests, like mosquitos and other pests.

Mosquitos love standing water. By removing it, you also remove their perfect habitat.

Ants and termites are happy burrowing in the piles of debris as well, so by keeping gutters clean you’re also making sure they aren’t a welcomed addition to your home.

Protect your Landscape

It might seem like a small detail compared to potential cracked foundations, but a clean gutter system can save your lawn.

If you've put significant time and effort into taking good care of your yard, clean gutters will help protect your hard work. Water spilling off in random places because of a clogged gutter will quickly ruin your meticulous landscaping undoing untold hours of work.

Finally, Gutter Cleaning Saves Money

Some people try to clean their gutters themselves, but oftentimes they don’t fully appreciate the scope of the job. Professionals know how to deal with the potential hazards associated with clogged gutters and they can do so safely. Don't risk slipping off a ladder and let a trained team take care of the problem with regular maintenance.

Homeownership is a big responsibility. When people buy their first home, they often only think about the listing price of their home without considering all of the varying costs that come along with homeownership.

Contact us today and get a free quote for all your gutter cleaning needs.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if you don't clean out your gutters?

The gutters and downspouts will get clogged with debris, which allows for water to collect on the roof and overflow. This can lead to damage and rot for many homes and is one of the biggest reasons why gutter cleaning is important.

How do you know if your gutters need cleaning?

Look for signs of standing water around your home, sagging gutters, overflowing water from the gutter system, and for signs that birds and insects have begun living and breeding in your gutter system. All of these are telltale signs that your gutters are clogged.

How often should you clean gutters?

Generally, we recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year to flush out spring and fall foliage. This is to ensure that during the winter and summer months, your gutter system won’t be compromised with leaves and debris.

What does cleaning the gutters mean?

Cleaning a gutter system entails removing leaves, debris, and other build up as well as checking fittings and connections for any necessary repairs. Professionals will also wipe down the gutter system so that when they leave, it looks nice as well.

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