With the unbelievably unfortunate situation that is happening in the world today, people have been speaking more and more time with spring cleaning and looking at the integrity of their homes. As spring arrives, this is a great time of the year to think about gutter cleaning. The fall time after leaves fall is a great time to clean your gutters and so is the spring after a nasty winter. Why is it so important that we stay on top of cleaning our gutters? Here are some of the main reasons why:
Cleaning your gutters will help:
1. Roofing Protection:
If your gutters get all clogged up, there will be nowhere for your water to run. When it continue to flood over that can leave a rotten and leaky roof left.
2. Water Damage:
With continued rainwater not being able to drain properly, you will eventually have damage both internally and externally.
3. Keep pests away:
Clogged up drains becomes a very inviting situation for pests. They start to make a little home in your gutters and then can make their way into your home.
4. Reduce the risk of a cracked foundation:
The whole point of your downspout is to filter the water away from your house. When your gutters get clogged and water leaks everywhere, it starts to pool at the foundation o fyour house. This water can lead to cracking your foundation when it expands and freezes.
5. Save Money:
Making sure your gutters work properly will leads to no unexpected and expensive projects down the road.
For more information on how you can make sure your gutters are working properly or if you notice an issue with them when cleaning them out, please feel free to reach out to the experts at Andersen Insulation.
We can be contacted over the phone at 781-857-1000 through our online contact form.
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