With all the activities and home maintenance chores that come with spring, it’s easy to forget (or procrastinate) gutter cleaning. However, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore this important task! If you don’t check for damage and clear out any dirt and debris that have accumulated in the gutters since the last cleaning, you could be in for roofing, siding and even foundation issues in the near future.
How Gutter Systems Work
The sole function of a gutter and downspout system is to protect your home from water damage by channeling rainwater that drains off your roof away from the house and depositing it a good distance away. However, when this system is compromised by clogs or other issues, water can back up under the shingles and also penetrate the soffit, fascia and siding. Eventually, this can lead to rot and damage on both the exterior and the interior of your home.
The Importance of Regular Maintenance
Gutter experts will tell you that regular inspection and maintenance by a professional will reduce the need for the repair and replacement of a gutter system. Gutter Helmet® installers frequently encounter problems that are hidden from the view of homeowners. Because you can’t see the inside of your gutters from the ground, it’s essential to either do the work yourself or call on a trusted contractor to tackle built-up debris before damage can occur.
Signs of a Blockage in the Gutters or Downspouts
A simple way to check the performance of gutters is to observe the flow of water on a rainy day. If water is pouring over the sides of the gutters or not emptying freely from the downspouts, there’s definitely a blockage in the gutters and/or downspouts that must be removed.
Stop Clogged Gutters With Gutter Helmet®
To take care of periodic gutter cleaning tasks, we highly recommend Gutter Helmet®. After Gutter Helmet metal gutter guards are installed on your home, it’s okay to forget spring gutter cleaning, because you’ll never have to do it again! For more than 30 years, these gutter guards have protected homes from the damage that can result from clogged gutters. Contact Gutter Helmet today for a free, no-obligation gutter protection quote.
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