Fall is the best time to maintain and clean your gutters. The accumulation of debris in gutters provides a breeding ground for pests, rodents, and disease-causing organisms. This could put your family is at risk. By cleaning the gutters, the rot is eliminated as well as pests and rodents that have been living in the clogged spaces.
Together with the roof, gutters are an important part of a home’s well-being. The gutters not only give the house a complete look, but they control the water flow and protect the roof and walls. Unfortunately, dust and debris in rainwater and fallen leaves from surrounding trees can clog gutters.
Maintenance of Your Gutters
Gutters may become clogged, which impedes the proper flow of water. Overflowing water will eventually damage your roof, requiring expensive repairs and possibly the need for a roof replacement. In addition, this obstruction can damage the exterior of the house and its shingles when they collapse.
Clogged gutters can impair your home’s foundation. Gutter systems are designed to collect rainwater and divert it away from important parts of the house. If gutters are overflowing, the rainwater drips or flows too close to the foundation and could compromise its stability.
Protect Your Home’s Value by Maintaining Your Gutters
In addition to improving the roof’s appearance, the gutters will improve curb appeal. While it looks like a job you can do yourself, it’s best to hire professionals who have the right tools and experience to do the job correctly.
For the downspouts and gutters to work effectively, they need to be clear. Clogged gutters could cause water to overflow onto the foundation of the home. When it expands and freezes in the winter, it can crack your foundation. In addition, mold can grow in your residence if there is water leakage in the basement.
Don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Roof to Deck Restoration company if you have any questions about your gutters. The experienced staff can come out and do a gutter inspection to answer all your questions regarding maintenance.