Your gutters are designed to keep your home dry by capturing the water runoff and directing them toward the drains. But to ensure that they work properly, they need to be regularly cleaned and maintained. This is also necessary to keep your home intact in preparation for the colder months ahead.
To further understand why gutter cleaning is necessary this fall, continue reading below.
Winter Is Just Around the Corner
If you have clogged gutters and they’re not addressed before the winter season arrives, the debris and the pooling water sitting in your eavestroughs will freeze when the temperature drops. When this happens and the snow starts melting on your roof, it won’t drain properly. Instead, it may seep through the roofing surface and cause water damage to the inner structure.
Frozen water and debris tend to be too heavy for the gutters to bear, which can expedite sagging. The extra weight can damage the hardware as well and cause the gutters to come loose and pull away from your home. When this happens, they’ll likely fall during the season and you may be forced to replace them.
Of course, it’s a different story if your gutters are already showing signs of damage even before the winter season. If you see parts of your gutters damaged and sagging, you’ll need to get it checked by a professional gutter replacement contractor. Repairs must be made this fall if you want to protect your home before winter arrives!
Addressing Clogs and Pest Problems
You wouldn’t want the accumulation of fallen leaves and branches to sit on your roof and in your gutters all winter. Not only will they cause clogging problems, but they can also attract pests, such as mice and squirrels who can turn the clogged gutters into their nesting place. These critters can even enter your home through any opening they find, such as through the part of your roof that was damaged by pooling water. If you don’t want this to happen to your home, you’ll need to clean your gutters thoroughly this fall.
For high-quality gutter services, trust Bone Dry Roofing Columbus. We offer dedicated gutter cleaning services, but if you want a long-term solution that will help prevent gutter clogs, you can count on our experienced team to install gutter guards. They block the build-up of leaves, dirt and other debris while allowing for water to freely flow through your gutters and downspouts.
Give us a call at 614-602-5912, or fill out our contact form for a free quote!