5 Reasons You Should Keep Your Gutters Clean

The falling leaves are beautiful this time of year... they can also be bad news if your gutters are full. Below are 5 reasons you should keep your gutters clean:

1. Prevent Water Damage

When leaves and debris block your gutters and downspouts, rain may not drain properly. As water overflows from gutters, it can cause water damage on both the interior and exterior of your home.

2. Protect Your Roof

When your gutters can't drain properly, rainwater has nowhere to go. When rain sits on your roof it can cause leaks or rot your roof. Clogged gutters can also pose a weight strain on your roof and fascia. If your gutters are too full, there is a possibility they could fall from the roof of your home or business, causing damage to your shingles and the exterior of your property.

3. Prevent a Cracked Foundation

The primary purpose of gutters is to keep water from settling on and around your home or business. When water can't flow away from your home or business, it can pool around the foundation of your property. This water can crack your foundation when it expands and freezes in winter.

4. Prevent Pests

Gutters full of leaves can make enticing homes for rodents, birds, and insects. The last thing you want in your home or business is a pest infestation!

5. Save Money

Gutter and downspout cleaning can help prevent unexpected and expensive projects down the road. Cleaning out your gutters this time of year is not only a great idea, it will prolong the life of your roof and the safety of all those living beneath it.

If you have questions about the current condition of your roof or gutters, call us and we will be happy to inspect them for free

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