Why Cleaning The Gutters Matter

Why Cleaning The Gutters Matter

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Why Clean Gutters Matter

Gutters are one of the home maintenance projects few people like to do. However, cleaning gutters correctly is essential, even in mild climates like Frisco. Not having freshly clean gutters will not affect the home value.

Gutters direct the flow of water from your roof. A clogged gutter cannot perform those functions, so the water ends up backing up the proper shed flow, and possibly eroding your home’s foundation. All of these mean more home maintenance you need to pay for.

Clogged gutters often also attract local wildlife. Many times, having uncleaned gutters can attract pests of different kinds. Mice, rats, or other pests may try to nest in the debris and could cause additional damage to your home.

Not only do clogged gutters look unattractive, but the added weight can detach the gutters away from your home. This process can damage your home and lead to unwanted repairs.

Gutter Cleaning Procedure

Your local roofing expert can clean your gutters for you and at the time make sure your gutters are in good condition.

If you have any trees on your property, you should clean your gutters several times per year. Generally, cleaning occurs during the fall when the trees are shedding their leaves. Cleaning your gutters in the spring after the initial pollen season in Frisco is also a good idea. Depending on weather and climate you may need additional gutter cleanings throughout the year.

We do not recommend cleaning your own gutters as there are many factors to ensure proper cleaning. Please call your local roofing and gutter expert to do this for you!

 

Washout

Once you have removed the various leaves, seeds, pollen, and other debris from your gutters, you’ll need to get the garden hose. You should aim the hose towards the downspouts to ensure that the gutter system is draining properly. While doing so, you may want to have another person on the ground to confirm that the gutters are in good repair.

Repair

Over time, gutters sag, break, or become disconnected from the downspouts. Unfortunately, you may not notice these issues until you look for them, and most problems need a quick fix before the next big storm hits Frisco.

Typically, gutters require repair because they are no longer as firmly attached as they once were , clogged, or detached and separated. If you notice any problems with your gutters, make sure to call your local roofing and gutter expert.