You may have heard that your gutters should be cleaned twice a year, but do you know why? Cleaning your gutters regularly removes leaves and debris to deliver these three benefits.
1. Protect Your Roof
Servicing the gutters may extend the life of your roof. While gutters aren’t the only factor in determining how long a roof lasts, neglecting the gutters will shorten the lifespan of your roof. Since replacing a roof is a major cost, it makes sense to do what you can to save money.
2. Reduce Home Repair Costs
Ignoring roof repair may end up costing you more in the long run because problems exponentially worsen by the time you are ready to face them. Cleaning your gutters regularly can actually save you money on home repair. When gutters are clean, water is properly directed away from the roof line and foundation. When gutters are clogged, the roof may become waterlogged and drainage is compromised. Repeated exposure to water can damage materials and cause structural weaknesses.
Your roof isn’t the only thing that is at risk when gutters are clogged. In the winter, icicles and ice dams can build up along the roof line. These pose a health hazard, as someone could become injured if they break off. Icicles can also tear gutters off the roof due to the heavy weight. As you can see, proper gutter maintenance is essential.
3. Protect Roof Warranty
Roof warranties protect you from materials that fail before their time. Some manufacturers have a carve-out where they will not honor their warranties if gutters were not regularly serviced. They do this because the gutters play a role in the performance of roof materials. Stay on the safe side and have your gutters serviced as a precaution.
What to Expect With Gutter Maintenance
Gutters should be cleaned in spring and fall, so they perform well through summer rains and winter storms. During a cleaning, a gutter technician will inspect your gutters and take note of any issues. They will perform repairs when sections of the gutter or downspout have become damaged. If the gutter is too degraded to repair, they will suggest replacement so everything works as it should.
Get Your Gutters Serviced
If after reading this, you would like to make an appointment for gutter cleaning, contact us to schedule your service: 513.713.0418