The function of your roof gutters plays an important role in the performance and longevity of your residential roofing system. While they are incredibly important to our roof, we tend to forget to clean them out. It might not seem like a big deal, but unkempt gutters can lead to a lot of problems. So although gutter cleaning is less than desirable, there are a lot of benefits. But what are the benefits of cleaning your gutters. Below are a few benefits.
Because our gutters run water off the roof and keep water from our home’s exterior walls, it’s important that they aren’t leaking. Sometimes when gutters are older who have too much debris in them, they can crack. Checking for cracks in the gutters can prevent leaks.
Stops Gutter Overflow
Built up water in the gutter due to a gutter that is full of leaves and debris, can cause the gutters to overflow with water, which can damage the roof and your home. Clean the gutters and prevent this from happening.
Avoidance of Insects and Critters
Insects like mosquitoes and termites and critters like squirrels and birds love making nests in gutters. It may seem harmless but insects and animals can ruin the roof and exterior walls of your home. Avoid the cost of roof repair and wall repairs with gutter maintenance.
Protects Your Property
This might seem like we are overreaching, but it’s completely true. With gutters that are clean, water will not be able to cause water damage to the roof, foundation or your home, or your lawn. These factors are important to the value and aesthetic of your home, so keep them safe with gutter maintenance.