Guttering is a vital part of the roof components, they direct water away from the house to effectively preserve the non-waterproof elements of the structure. Gutters are commonly neglected from proper maintenance and as a result dirt and other debris can build up in the gutters and block the pathway of rainwater caught off the roof.
If you wish to preserve your home, it is vital to ensure that your gutters are regularly cleaned. Neglecting your gutters can often lead to internal and external damage to your structure. Regular gutter cleaning can avoid unnecessary expenses.
Maintenance and cleaning of your gutters can contribute to prevent things such as:
- Pest infestation inside your home
- Internal water leaks due to overflowing gutters
- Rusting gutters causing leaking
- Roof damage
- Attraction of termites due to moisture around foundations
There are many reasons to stress the importance of gutter cleaning. Gutter cleaning is often overlooked but can be costly in the long run. Gutters should be cleaned between 2 to 4 times per year depending on the surroundings of your home. If there are a lot of trees around your property you may need to clean your gutters more often.
By Anita Genrich