Gutter Cleaning 101: 3 Key Benefits You Should Understand

Home maintenance costs will take up a sizable chunk of your budget. According to U.S. News, on average, homeowners spend between 1 and 4% of their home value yearly on maintenance and repairs, and that range only increases as properties grow older. Of course, paying for those expenses is critical for keeping your home in ideal condition. Among the essential services you’ll have to pay for is gutter cleaning. Here are three essential benefits of this service.

1. Protects Your Home From Water Damage

Gutters are important structural elements that move rainwater away from your home. They first collect the rainwater as it pools along the side of your roof before sending it to your downspouts. When gutters are clean, they can facilitate the smooth flow of water from your roof down to the appropriate drain. If your gutters are unclean, the rainwater can pool along your roof and cause significant damage.

The pooling water can weaken your roof shingles and siding. As the rainwater overflows, it could also flood your foundation and cause it to erode. Those types of water damage can spell disaster for your home. Effectively protect your home from such water damage by scheduling regular cleanings with a roof service.

2. Prevents Potential Fires

Unless you already have roof service professionals scheduled to come during the summer, chances are you won’t be thinking about your shingles or gutters during that time. Not paying enough attention to your roof and gutters during the summer could be a problem, as your home may be susceptible to fire because of your gutters.

Remember that leaves, twigs, and other flammable materials end up in gutters all the time. Combine that kindling with the soaring summer temperatures, and you will have the elements needed to start and grow a fire. Defuse that potentially dangerous situation by requesting a gutter cleaning during the summer.

3. Keeps Pests Away From Your Home

You should also invest in gutter cleaning because it can keep unwanted guests away from your home. The guests we’re talking about here are pests. Pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and mice thrive in moist environments, so they will find the debris gathered in your gutters to be quite appealing. Removing the debris from your gutters will force those pests to look elsewhere for shelter.

Gutters can only protect your home if you also take care of them. Hire an experienced roof service to keep your gutters from collecting too much debris. Contact ROOFWORKS today!

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