When maintaining a home, many people often overlook their gutters. Gutters, along with the roofing system, are an integral part of a home’s well-being. Besides offering the home a complete look, gutters channel and control the flow of rainwater, protecting the roof, walls and landscaping. Dust and debris in rainwater and falling leaves from surrounding trees make gutters susceptible to clogging.
Clogged gutters can cause big problems and will compromise the overall integrity of the property. Here are four reasons you should have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis:
1. Clogged gutters will damage your roof
Clogged gutters impede the proper flow of water, causing rainwater to overflow. This overflowing water eventually will damage your roof and require expensive repairs an possibly an overhaul of the roofing system.
2. Clogged gutters are ideal hubs for pests
Debris accumulation in gutters makes them a good hub for pests, rodents and infestation by disease-causing organisms. This causes a health hazard to your family. Cleaning the gutters eliminates the rot and kills any pests or rodents that had made the clogged spaces their home.
3. Clogged gutters can damage your home’s foundation
Gutters are designed to collect rainwater and channel it away from vital parts of the home such as the foundation. When clogged gutters overflow, the water will drip or flow too close to the foundation and compromise its stability.
4. Protect your home’s value
Clogged gutters affect the aesthetic value of your home and generally lower the overall valuation of a home you intend to sell. Repairing the gutters will improve how the roof looks, providing better curb appeal and a better valuation.
Although it looks like a job you can do on your own, it is wise to hire professionals who have the right tools and expertise for cleaning gutters. Maple Roofing and Construction employs top-notch professionals and offers a wide range of roofing services. Call today for more information on gutter-cleaning services.