Our team at Ladder Labor wants to help you take care of your home, and to do that, we offer a variety of maintenance services. One of the most important parts of proper home maintenance is cleaning the gutters on a regular basis, and in this article, we will go over some of the reasons why this is the case.
- Gutter Cleaning Protects Your Roof. One reason why it’s important to clean your gutters is that clogged gutters will damage your roof. When gutters are choked with debris, rainwater can’t flow down the spouts like it’s supposed to and will instead overflow over the sides. Some of this water will back up onto your roof and eventually cause moisture damage.
- Gutter Cleaning Protects Your Foundation. Another reason why you should clean your gutters regularly is that clogged ones can also lead to a damaged foundation. Gutters are designed to channel rainwater away from your foundation so that it doesn’t seep into this vital structure and damage its integrity, but when they become clogged, that water will spill over the sides rather than flowing down the spouts and away.
- Gutter Cleaning Discourages Pests. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris will also help protect your home from pests. Many insects and rodents are drawn to rotting leaves and will gladly take up residence in a clogged gutter, and from there, it’s only a short step to making their way inside your home. If you want to discourage pests from infesting your gutters, keep them clean.