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Why Gutter Cleaning is Essential

The gutters of our home need regular maintenance, and this fact couldn’t be truer now that
autumn is here. But why? While the idea of clogged gutters is certainly inconvenient and the
water pouring down from unusual spots is annoying… is it that big a deal?

Yes, it is. And it can cause some expensive damage down the line. Here are a few reasons you
should keep your gutters clean.

1. They protect your roof and home from water damage.
If the water doesn’t have anywhere to flow the continual over flow can deteriorate your roof or
lead to leaks both inside and outside your home.

2. A clean gutter keeps pests away.
Rotting and swampy leaves might sound disgusting to us, but to insects, birds, and even
rodents, that sounds like home-sweet-home. Yuck!

3. Pooling water can damage your foundation.
If water doesn’t have a way to travel away from your home it can settle against your home, seep
into the ground, and freeze in the colder months.

4. It saves you money in the long run.
A gutter cleaning is basic home maintenance. Just like you change the oil in your car, or water
your plants, you should keep your gutters maintained in order to avoid costly future repairs.

Contact us for more information about gutters and other roofing services.

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