Gutters may be a small part of your home, but they’re mighty.
It’s easy to overlook your guttering when it comes to home maintenance, so it may come as a surprise to you that looking after your gutters is one of the most monumental things you can do to make sure your home is in good condition.
The benefits of gutter cleaning include preventing water damage, protecting your roof, increasing your home’s curb appeal, keeping your water safe, saving you money, and more.
In today’s blog, we’re going to go into detail about why you should get your gutters cleaned regularly.
Prevent water damage
Water damage is severe – it can cause significant structural damage to your home.
Your gutters are there to direct water away from your home, but if the gutters are compromised by damage or blockages, problems can start and quickly, too.
Blocked gutters can cause water to get into your home’s foundations and also cause leaks through your roof and your ceilings, and more, making your home unstable.
Keep your warranty
If your home is under warranty, have you checked the conditions? It’s not uncommon for warranties to have gutter cleaning as a condition. So, for example, if something happens to your home and you haven’t had regular gutter cleaning, the warranty company might not payout.
Warranty or no warranty, having your gutters cleaned will almost definitely save you money in the long run. Big problems can build up over time when your gutters aren’t properly cared for, and many of them can be pretty costly, including flooding and structural damage.
Reduce the risk of pests
Pests can make themselves at home in your guttering when they haven’t been cleaned, as they can be attracted to stagnant water.
Also, rats, birds, mice, and insects can use leaves, twigs, and other blockages to breed and nest. With that in mind, having your gutters cleaned regularly can significantly reduce your home’s threat of pests without using pesticides.
Protect your roof
Having your gutters cleaned protects your roof.
If the temperature drops in the winter, the water trapped in your gutters may freeze, and ice blockages can form. That can add extra weight to your gutters and cause them to break, damaging your roof in the process.
Keep your gutters in good condition
Your gutters are an essential part of your home, so keeping them in good working order should be on your to-do list. Regular cleaning is the most important thing you can do to look after your gutters (as well as getting repairs done when necessary). Please read our guide on how often you should clean your gutters.
Increase your curb appeal
Are you selling your home? We recommend that you get your gutters cleaned before listing your property. While your gutters may take up just a tiny amount of space, they can show if they’re broken or unkempt – a clean and tidy roofline can make a big difference to your home’s overall appearance.
Realtors and potential buyers will easily be able to tell that your gutters aren’t properly cared for, and it can decrease the value of your home. Similarly, if unkempt gutters are starting to damage your property, potential buyers will likely notice that when they come for viewings.
Advantage Pro Services offers professional home maintenance services in Houston, Texas. We can take care of gutter cleaning and repairs, as well as pressure washing your home’s exterior. Please find out more about our services by clicking here.