If you are familiar with roof maintenance practices, you might already know how irritating it can be to clean gutters. That is true more than anything in the autumn, with leaves falling on your roof and obstructing the water flow. However, despite being a quite tiresome job, you need to take care of your gutters if you want to keep your roof (and your overall property’s structure) in optimal conditions.
If you need some motivation, we put together some of the most important reasons to make time to take care of your gutters.
It prevents water damage to occur
Gutters help to move rainwater that falls onto your roof to the ground, minimizing or eliminating the moisture getting to your home. However, when not cleaned correctly, they might get obstructed and won’t do their job well, which might cause expensive water damages to your property.
Also, excessive moisture can affect the air quality of your home, with effects on safety and comfort.
It eliminates nesting areas.
Debris that accumulates in your gutters, such as leaves, attract rodents, which might get into your home. If you keep your gutters clean, you’ll reduce the risk of having to get rid of pests in your house.
It reduces the risk of landscaping damage.
Gutters also manage the water flow around your house to prevent your yard from flooding in one area. When they get blocked by debris, it is not uncommon for the water to get directed onto one area of your garden, which contributes to soil erosion and will eventually create irreversible damage to your landscaping.
Also, water falling from your roof might cause basement flooding, which will, in turn, affect the solidity of the structure of your property.
You’ll Extend the life of your roof.
Allowing your roof to stay dry will prevent damage even in bad weather conditions. It will help to reduce the need for repairs and replacements and increase your roof’s lifespan. Not cleaning your gutters can also affect your home’s looks, reducing its value at resale. Call your Asheville roofing company today & schedule your FREE estimate, to take care of your roof and ensure your gutters are in shape!