Why Regular Gutter Cleaning & Maintenance is Important For The Quality of Your Roof
Updated: Mar 1
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As the colder weather rolls in, every homeowner may have a long list of things they have to do in order to prepare for the Winter; one thing on that list that is often overlooked is the condition of your gutters. It is important to keep your gutters clear of leaves and other debris as they can easily lead to costly inconveniences. Regular gutter cleanings ensure proper water flow and a clean slate for the impending weather. Here are some reasons as to why you’ll want to keep your gutters free of debris:
1. Prevent Water Damage: In the event that your gutters and downspout are blocked with leaves and debris, water can easily be redirected into siding panels and eventually cause costly problems within your foundation. Water damage can occur both on the exterior and interior of your home, leading to unwanted and unwarranted repairs. It is also important to note that blocked gutters are usually an extreme issue in the Winter as pooling water within the foundation may freeze, eventually leading to cracks and other hard-to-fix issues.
2. Protect The Integrity of Your Roof: Mold and other water-related damage is a huge concern throughout every season. When gutters are blocked and/or causing leaks, water damage is bound to happen. When rainwater enters the interior of your home, moisture may become trapped within your walls leading to mold, and can even begin to rot the wood framing. With enough water pooling in the gutters on your roof, your roof can eventually start to erode leading to other costly repairs.
3. Keep Bugs and Animals Away: Gutters that are clogged with leaves and other debris can easily become a home for unwanted visitors such as insects, rodents, and birds. Because of the location of the gutters, a home infestation can happen sooner than you expect. By keeping your gutters clean and debris-free, an infestation of insects within your home is less likely to happen.
4. Saves Money: By regularly cleaning your gutters and downspouts you are actively preventing unexpected and expensive repairs/projects down the road. Spring and Fall are the recommended seasons to clean your gutters as fallen leaves may become trapped with the downspout and/or gutter system.
Here at Elite, we acknowledge the stress of unexpected and costly repairs. To avoid such situations, we recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year (or more often if necessary). If you have any questions regarding Gutter Services, please give us a call at (201) 436 - 1011, or shoot us an email at email@example.com so we can further discuss your situation.