When the air turns crisp and autumn has arrived, you think of pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and jumping into piles of leaves. What many people don’t think of, but really should, is roof maintenance and doing a good gutter cleaning.
Your gutters are responsible for redirecting water off of the roof and away from your home. Not to mention giving your house a certain curb appeal that can make or break an aesthetic, especially when they aren’t in proper working order or are full of crusty leaves, dirt, and debris.
Proper gutter cleaning is crucial to the maintenance of not only your roof but your home as a whole. When gutters get clogged and backed up with debris, it can compromise the integrity of your home. Talk to a professional about getting your gutters cleaned to prevent damage from occurring to your roof.
Cleaning your gutters out twice a year is vital to keeping your foundation solid and dry. The keys times to clean out your gutters are in the fall before winter hits and the snow and ice make it harder to rid your gutters of leaves and twigs and the spring when trees are casting seeds.
Cleaning twice a year is essential to keep your gutters clean and flowing freely. Be sure to check the gutter’s structural integrity while cleaning to ensure no sagging or corrosion has occurred. If that is the case, it will need to be fixed straightaway.
Here is a video from the DIY Network that shares some tips on keeping your gutters in proper working order and the best way to clean gutters.
For many animals, gutters can be the perfect nesting spot. When filled with leaves and debris, your gutters become cozy and warm little homes for pests and unwanted animals. By cleaning your eaves and gutters, you eliminate the likelihood of having these unwanted pests roost and nest in them, causing damming and water backup.
When your gutters are clogged, it can create irregular water flow. This irregularity can cause overflow, spills, and more, which can cause damage to your yard. If too much water is spilling out in unwanted areas, it causes ground sagging, overwatered gardens, erosion, and can bring down your homes curb appeal.
By cleaning out your gutters, you can add years to your roof’s lifespan. Clogged gutters trap moisture, ice, random debris and more and can cause sagging. When your gutter starts to sag, it generates unintended stress on the roof, now allowing the water to be redirected properly. It will then create roof leaks, flooding, and property damage. It can also cause rust and corrosion to the gutters and downspouts.
Clogged gutters can also overflow, causing water damage and stains to the fascia. But it can also flood your home’s foundation or cause pooling on the roof. When this happens, it can subsequently cause water damage or flooding to your home’s interior as well.
When you neglect your gutters, it can damage the home’s exterior, which decreases the home’s value, but it is also an eyesore.
Your roof is an integral part of your home, so ensuring it lasts is necessary to protect your home and family. Meaning the gutters need to be maintained adequately as well. They provide the proper flow and redirection of water away from your home’s structure. The gutter system, including downspouts and extensions, protects against wood rot, failure on the roof at the fascia boards, and siding, creating leaks. It protects the basement and crawlspace from flooding from redirecting the water away from your home. This sort of yearly maintenance is a must-do. If you can’t clean your gutters yourself, hire a professional gutter cleaning company.
Your home’s roof, property value, and curb appeal depend on a functioning gutter system. If you haven’t been keeping up with the routine maintenance and have any issues with your roof, contact us at Tony’s Roof Repair. We are an affordable and reliable roofing company in Calgary.
Our expert roofers can fix any situation you throw our way. We have 24/7 emergency roof repair services, don’t hesitate to call (587) 577-4777.