The gutters on your home may look small in comparison to the rest of your house, but they yield so many different uses! To enjoy all of the benefits that come along with properly working gutters, you have to make sure they aren’t clogged and full of leaves, dirt and other debris. Listed below are all the main benefits of making sure you clean your gutters.
1. Preventing Water Damage:
This may be the most important reason to clean your gutters! A clog can lead to water buildup in your gutters that leaks over and floods your foundation. Gutters are built to flow water off your roof and away from your foundation. Along with foundation damage, roof leaks occur which means potential damage to your ceiling, walls and more!
2. Eliminating Potential Nesting Place For Pests:
All those leaves, twigs and debris that build up in your gutters is a picture perfect nesting ground for various pests like rats, mice, and birds. Keeping these animals away from your house is the best way to keep them out of your house!
3. Extend the Life of Your Roof:
Clogged Gutters during the winter-time is just asking for ice dams. That means ice will build up and add a lot of unnecessary weight and stress on your roof.
4. Preventing Landscape Destruction:
People put a lot of hard work into their landscaping to make sure it’s kept up with! But, did you know clogged gutters can actually compromise all the time and effort that you put into your landscaping? Specifically, the water buildup can lead to soil erosion and destruction of flowers, and plants.
Increase the life of your roof, make sure the structure of your house is in-tact and reduce landscape damage all by cleaning your gutters!
If your gutters are damaged, or old and you need new ones, contact Mario’s Roofing. Our team installs customer copper gutters and aluminum gutters & downspouts throughout much of Eastern Massachusetts.