It’s easy to put off cleaning your gutters. So many people do it! It doesn’t seem like a big deal and can easily fall off the priority list. But the thing is that procrastinating in the area of gutter cleaning can cause you a lot of issues. So do not neglect! In this post, we want to explore the seven reasons why gutter cleaning is so important.
1. Pests Might be Invading Your Home
Once the leaves have begun to fall, checking for clogged gutters is essential. Insects, rodents, and birds find clogged gutters appealing, so you must be vigilant. A pest infestation is the last thing we want or need. So to prevent further damage to your house, keep your gutters clean so that pests don’t become an issue.
2. Water Damage Could Become a Problem
Clogged gutters can lead to a lot of issues for your home. Water damage is one of the most frustrating problems to which stopped-up gutters can lead. Nobody wants to see water streaks running down their interior walls or ceiling. Also, if your gutters are not cleaned, it could lead to water building up on your roof. This is very problematic. So again, we all must choose to be proactive.
3. Roofing Damage Could Be an Issue
We just mentioned how water build-up on your roof could cause more damage if your gutters are not clean. However, clogged gutters can also lead to damaged shingles and cracks forming on your roof. You do not want to deal with these issues because the repair cost could be high.
4. It Saves you Money!
This is the reason that everyone loves to hear! Since you only need to clean your gutters out twice a year, it is crucial to stay on top of the process to keep your money in your wallet. The above issues that we have already mentioned that clogged gutters can cause could cost thousands of dollars to repair. The amount of problems and stress that this could cause you financially is not worth the risk.
5. To Extend your Gutters Lifespan
Usually, gutters will last at least a minimum of 20 years. Sometimes they could last up to 50 years! To ensure that your gutters stay healthy, you must be willing to maintain them. You can keep your gutters in tip-top shape by ensuring no water and/or debris begin to build up.
6. To Prevent the Flooding of Your Basement
If you have a basement and wake up one morning to find it flooded, clogged gutters may be the culprit. If your gutters become damaged, either by debris or something else, an overflow of water could lead to issues in your basement. And since basement flooding can lead to more interior issues in your home, you must (as already mentioned) be proactive!
7. To Improve the Appearance of Your Own Home
Let’s face it: Whenever you drive by a home and pay attention to the house’s aesthetic, you notice well-kept gutters. If you are putting your home on the market, you will want to have clean gutters, as most people will not put an offer down on a house with clogged gutters. It is a no-brainer, but keeping your gutters clean improves the look of your home.
Gutter Cleaning is So Important
At Enduring Roofing and Gutters, we know that keeping your gutters clean is essential. We have repaired many homes that have had problems because of clogged gutters. So please, do what you can to maintain your gutters. However, if you have issues and need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us today.