Gutter cleaning isn’t the easiest or most appealing home maintenance task in the world. It can often be a bit overwhelming climbing all the way up to your roof to get your gutters cleaned out. The cleaning task isn’t much fun, and you know that one simple slip could cause you serious harm. As a result, gutters often go uncleaned.
You might wonder why is it so important to get your gutters cleaned regularly? It’s not like anyone can see the condition of your gutters anyway, right? This home maintenance job is much more important than you might think.
Prevents Water Damage to Your Home
Gutters are installed to keep your home in good condition and to prevent water damage to your home. Gutters channel water off your roof and away from your home’s walls, windows, and foundation. If gutters become clogged, the water will start overflowing all around your home. Water rushing down your walls can cause quite a lot of damage such as stained wall paint, concrete cracks, stained windows, and rusting of steel window frames. Too much water can also cause your home’s foundation to start sinking, which is never an easy repair.
Prevents Pest Infestations
Dirty gutters are the perfect nesting area for all sorts of pests like rats, possums, insects, mice, mosquitos, and even birds. The nesting results in clogged gutters, terrible smells around your home, and pests like rats and insects that can cause quite a lot of damage to your home.
Reduces Landscape Destruction
A beautiful landscape is so important for your home’s value and for curb appeal. Running water causes a lot of damage to your yard. The water will erode dirt around your home’s foundation, causing grooves in the ground around your home. The constant downpour from your roof can also damage plants as well as your lawn, which will make your garden look like a mess after every heavy rainfall. With well-functioning and clean gutters, all of that water will be drained away from your property without causing damage to your landscape.
Running water can also flood your home if the water level gets too high. Flooding is especially common in basement areas. With a good gutter system, all of that water will be channelled away from your home, keeping your home safe and dry.
Extends Roof Durability
Water that gets trapped up on your roof due to clogged gutters can cause significant damage to your roof. The water will sit there damage to roof tiles, especially if you have a steel roof. If you want your roof to last, gutter cleaning should be at the top of your list.
Increases Home Comfort
Another great benefit of well-functioning gutters is the fact that they increase home comfort. You can exit and enter the house without getting soaked in the downpour. Pests and infestations are reduced, and organic wastes that usually get stuck in gutters are put to good use in the garden, meaning you can enjoy outdoor areas without these spaces getting soaked.
Boosts Your Gutter’s Durability
If your gutters are regularly cleaned out, you also increase the longevity of these handy home accessories. The gutters will be protected from rusting and water damage, and while you are up there cleaning, you can easily spot minor repairs that might be needed.
Despite all of the great benefits of gutter cleaning, it still is a dangerous and scary job that is best left in the hands of roofing experts like Singh Roofing. Contact us today for more information on our cleaning services or to schedule your next appointment.