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As a homeowner, you probably have a long list of regular maintenance items for your home. Gutter cleaning is a crucial item that many homeowners often overlook, but cleaning gutters to remove sticks, leaves, and debris should be a top priority. In fact, Bird’s Eye Roofing recommends gutter cleaning two or three times a year, depending on the number of trees and foliage around your home.
So, why is routine gutter cleaning so important?
Well-maintained and clean gutters, along with your roofing system, are an important part of your home’s well-being. Keeping your gutters clean will help prolong the life of your home’s roof, windows, and siding. On the other hand, clogged gutters can cause big problems and can compromise the overall integrity of your property.
4 Key Reasons to Clean Your Gutters Regularly
1.) Protect Your Gutter Systems and Roof
The weight of tree limbs, leaves and other debris can pull gutters away from your home in the short-term and can cause water from the roof to go behind gutters in the long-term. When that happens, you end up with rotting soffits, fascia board, or window frames. Those costly carpentry and gutter repairs can be prevented by making sure your gutters are cleaned, pitched properly, and secured to your roof.
Clogged gutters can also impede the flow of rainwater. When water continues to overflow, it can cause rotting and leaking and will eventually damage your roof. A damaged roof could require expensive repairs and possibly a full roof replacement. Taking preventive measures now – like getting your gutters cleaned – can help minimize the likelihood of having to repair or replace your roof.
2.) Uphold Your Home’s Value and Appearance
The appearance of your home might not be the most important reason for cleaning gutters, but it is one of the more obvious. Clogged gutters affect the aesthetic value of your home. Debris that builds up in your gutters can often be seen from the front of your home, especially debris that collects on the ground. The overflowing rainwater will also stain your siding and deteriorate the appearance of roofing shingles. Cleaning and maintaining your gutters will help maintain your home’s exterior appearance, improve how the roof looks, and provide better curb appeal.
3.) Avoid Creating a Hub for Pests
Rodents and insects love sitting water and places to nest. Gutters clogged with debris make a desirable home for insects, pests, rodents, and other disease-causing organisms. This can create a health hazard to your family. Proper gutter cleaning will eliminate the potential for a rodent or insect outbreak to occur.
4.) Reduce the Risk of a Cracked Foundation
Gutters are designed to collect rainwater and channel it away from important parts of your home like its foundation. When clogged gutters overflow and cause improper drainage, the water pools around your foundation and can crack your foundation when the water expands and freezes in the winter months. A home with an unstable foundation is not safe to live in and will not pass inspection for resale. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help prevent these unexpected and expensive issues down the road.
As you can see, keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is crucial for protecting the structure of your home and preventing costly inconveniences in the future.
Now that you understand the importance of regularly cleaning your gutters, what’s next?
Trust the Experts at Bird’s Eye Roofing
Although it may seem easy, in truth, do-it-yourself (DIY) gutter cleaning involves a variety of unnecessary risks. Serious injuries can occur due to the heights, complicated angles, and slopes involved in DIY gutter cleaning. You can even accidentally damage your home if cleaning isn’t done properly. All in all, the costs of a gutter cleaning service are very affordable compared to the costs of medical bills from injury or major home repairs due to damage.
It is always best to hire professionals who have the right tools and expertise for cleaning gutters.
And who better to clean your gutters and protect your home (including your roof) than the experts at Bird’s Eye Roofing? Our experienced technicians have seen it all and will know how to tackle your gutter cleaning problems. While we’re up there, we’ll clean the entire roofing surface too!
Don’t wait! Your gutters are filling up quickly and so is our fall gutter cleaning schedule.
Great news though! With Bird’s Eye Roofing’s customer-first approach, you – our current/recent customers – get top priority for appointments and scheduling. And, if you refer a friend, you both save 10% on your gutter cleaning service.