Why Is It Important To Keep Gutters Clean?
To keep it simple, clogged gutters due to buildup of leaves, debris, dirt, and other elements cause leaks inside your home! Not only that, but standing water that stays behind on those clogged drains are breeding homes for pesky flies and mosquitoes! You definitely do not want to deal with that especially with warmer weather when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors.
Clogged gutters cause the gutter systems to stop working efficiently. The purpose of the gutter system is to protect your home from rain water coming from roof into home. The gutter systems also minimizes condensation and moisture from windows. It also protects against excess moisture from the exterior and interior walls that can cause mold. And gutter systems also protects again storm damage to your basement due to excess runoff water.
Gutters are an essential part of your home as well as your roofing. Protecting the integrity of your roof is imperative and having clean gutters also improves the life span of your roof. Excess rain water that is not draining properly can cause rotting, weakening of your roof’s construction and of course, leaks into your home.
How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
It is recommended that gutters be cleaned at least twice a year to ensure optimal performance. In areas where rainfall and storms are more prominent, the upkeep of your gutters is even more imperative. It is recommended to clean your gutters in the fall after the leaves start falling off of trees and during the spring.
How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost?
The cost of cleaning your gutters varies based on factors such as how many stories your home has as well as square footage. The style of gutters and gutter material preference are also taken into consideration when pricing. The national average cost of gutter cleaning ranges between $2.80 to $25 per linear foot which equates to about $880 to $4,400.
Regular maintenance and cleaning are key to keeping your gutters and downspouts in good condition to avoid the headache of fixing or replacing your gutters or even your roof. Nonetheless it is imperative to the structural integrity of your home.
Professional gutter contractors can help inspect the condition of your gutters, detect any problems that you might not recognize and make the necessary recommendations to ensure safe and reliable installation.
Our team of roof experts offer complimentary gutter inspections to ensure your home is always protected from the inside and out!
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