As fall starts to get in full swing throughout New England, there are a range of different maintenance actions throughout the house that get your house ready for winter. From checking your roof to putting away the summer and fall toys to making sure that you clean out your gutters. Gutter cleaning is something that we want to talk about because it’s importance can’t be forgotten.
In some cases, clogged gutters can be a direct cause of Ice Dams. The over running of ice at the edge of your roof can cause a multitude of problems including gutter damage, and roof leakage. Water seeping into your home can lead to serious water damage and mold growth that creates a whole new issue that needs to be fixed.
If your gutters are full of ice and slush, and the water has so where to drain because of clogged gutters you have a set of gutters that can start to sag. That extra weight is not something your gutters should endure. Especially if they are a bit older, this extra weight could limit the lifespan of your gutters.
Keep Pests Away From Your Home:
Debris create for the perfect home to unwanted pests. While yes, clean gutters may not repel rodents and insects, the extra debris often creates for an attractive place of these critters to call home.
Prevent Extra Repairs:
After all these issues can occur to your house, the biggest issue is that it’ll cost you additional time and money to put your house back to how it should be. Cleaning your gutters in the fall and before winter will limit all these issues.
If you notice that your gutters are falling apart and that it might be time new ones. Mario’s Roofing provides all of their customers with Aluminum Gutters & Downspouts along with custom copper gutters. Keep your gutters in tact and get a good replacement if it’s time!