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5 Reasons You Really Should Clean Your Gutters

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You clean the windows, mow the lawn and switch out wreaths depending on the season; but gutter cleaning? That continually gets pushed further and further down on many homeowners’ to-do lists. While we understand it might not be the most glamorous chore in the lineup, it’s an important one nonetheless. Don’t believe us? Here’s why you should.

 

Gutter cleaning protects your home against water damage.

Think about it– the primary goal of gutters is to avert water off of your roof and away from your home. So what happens when these gateways are blocked and water can’t flow through? The water has to go somewhere! And it does– down the side of your house and onto your foundation; resulting in decaying siding materials, a flooded basement and an unstable foundation.

 

Gutter cleaning eliminates nesting places for pests.

You go to great lengths to take care of your house’s residents, but by not cleaning your gutters, you could be caring for more lives than you realize. Leaves, twigs and other debris that gutters catch are more than just an eyesore. They’re also rodent, insect, bird and mosquitoes’ ideal nesting places. By regularly cleaning your gutters though, you could eliminate these nesting areas by eliminating the growth that these pests thrive in.

 

Gutter cleaning keeps your landscaping intact.

Brightly colored and perfectly textured, landscaping does wonders for both the aesthetics and resale value of your home. If your gutters become clogged though, water and debris will spill over the side of your roof, eroding your yard’s soil and drowning the flower beds that you worked so hard to prune.

 

Gutter cleaning extends your roof’s lifespan.

Another reason why clean gutters are so important is because they help your roof, your home’s biggest protector against outside sources, work its best. If gutters are overflowing during warm-weather months, your roof is susceptible to rot and decay from standing water. And if they overflow during cold-weather months? Hello, ice dams (and all of the damage that comes with them)!

 

Gutter cleaning increases your family’s safety.

Clean gutters do more than protect your landscaping and rooftop– they help protect the people you love. Clean gutters keep disease-ridden pests, contaminated water and mold and mildew away from your house and away from your family.

 

If you don’t want to hold the responsibility of keeping your gutters clean, don’t! As a P.I. Roofing Maintenance Plan member, your annual gutter cleaning includes valuable services such as roof inspections, discounts and priority appointments. Contact us today to sign up.