In a matter of days, spring will officially begin, which for many of us means spring cleaning. As you carefully scrub down every corner in your house and organize each room, don’t forget to pay a little extra attention to the exterior of your home as well – particularly the gutters! Arkansas storms can wreak havoc on your roof and gutters and while it can be a pain to clean, letting leaves and debris build up will cause even more of a headache in the way of extensive repairs on your home. And that’s why Gutter Helmet exists, a guaranteed system that allows you to say goodbye to ever climbing a ladder again. Without Gutter Helmet, buildup and debris can cause the following problems:
A clogged gutter allows water to sit on your roof’s fascia board and underlying wood sheeting, and also drip down the siding of your home. The longer this occurs, the more likely the wood will rot and need to be replaced. Central Arkansas roofs have to endure enough without having to carry the weight of a clogged gutter as well.
A damaged foundation
The purpose of a gutter is to protect your home from standing water. If the gutter becomes clogged, it is rendered useless, causing water to spill right over your gutter and pool around the foundation of your home. Left in a waterlogged state for too long, your foundation will become compromised – which results in extensive and expensive repairs.
As mentioned above, clogged gutters allow water to pool at the base of your home. While some plants thrive under a constant few inches of water, the flowers, bushes and trees surrounding your home probably don’t.
We know simply remembering to clean your gutters can be a hassle, let alone taking the time to haul out your ladder and climb up to clean them yourself. But it’s necessary to maintain the integrity of your roof and home, unless you have Gutter Helmet. We at P.I. Roofing are certified to install Gutter Helmet, and recommend it to all our clients. If you’d like to learn more about this product, visit here or just give us a call. We’d be happy to hear from you!