Gutters are often ignored during the summer months, but it happens to be an optimal time to climb up there and do some maintenance. The gutter system can become blocked by debris, leaves, and other and organic material. Small animals are also looking for a cool place to nest or escape from predators and might find their way into the compact space.
The only way to know what’s up there is to take a look. If you’ve been neglecting your gutters, now is the right time to hire a roofing contractor to perform a roof inspection and thorough cleaning.
Why You Should Clean Your Gutters in the Summer
Prevents Expensive Repairs
When gutters are clogged, that means they aren’t properly draining water away from your home’s foundation. A blocked gutter and drain spout can cause flooding in your basement. Your roof, fascia, and soffit can also be damaged by the misdirected water. If mold and mildew invade, you will have a very expensive mess on your hands. These costly damages can be prevented with regular gutter cleaning.
Preserves the Gutter System
An aluminum or galvanized steel gutter system lasts 20 years on average; copper gutters can last around 50 years. You will preserve the life of your gutters with consistent upkeep. Neglect can lead to breakage and rust corrosion which means that you will need to pay for a replacement or gutter repairs.
Maintains Your Home’s Value
Flooding caused by blocked gutters can leave your grass water logged and destroy your flowers and shrubs. Maintaining your gutter system will ensure that your exterior home and lawn stay beautiful and inviting while retaining the property value.
When you’re ready to give your gutters a good cleaning, call the professionals at Graff Roofing, located in Okeana, OH. Their skilled roofing contractors can also handle roofing installations and replacements. Call a member of their reliable team at (513) 202-0199 and visit their website for more details about their high-quality home improvement services.