Gutters are an essential part of the entire well-being of your home. There is nothing else that directs the flow of rainwater away from your home to protect your walls, roofing, foundation, landscaping, and more, which makes it crucial to keep them clean all year round. You're looking at the potential for hundreds of dollars in future repairs if you just ignore your gutters.
What Damage Can Clogged Gutters Cause?
Gutters can become clogged with things such as leaves, twigs, and other debris that can cause very costly damage if not taken care of as soon as possible. These things will block the flow of water, which can cause a leaky roof and other water damage to both the inside and the outside of your home. This also creates a breeding ground for insects, rodents, mold, and other nuisances. And don't forget that the added weight of debris and standing water can cause irreversible damage to the gutters, and even knock them down completely.
How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
This really all depends on where you live and how many trees you have in your yard. If you have a lot of trees on your property, you will likely have a lot of falling leaves and debris during certain times of the year. It would be in your best interest to have your gutters cleaned out at least twice a year. This not only includes the gutters themselves, but the downspouts as well. And on top of cleaning, you should check them for any damage.
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