The sun may still be shining, and the weather may still be warm, but fall is quickly approaching. That means, it’s time to start thinking about your roof maintenance. The first thing that all homeowners should think about before the weather starts to turn is gutters. Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most important things to do to ensure the health of your roof. Here are 4 reasons why you need to clean your gutters now.
When your gutters are blocked up with leaves and debris (often blown in by winds or dragged in by animals), rainwater doesn’t drain off your roof properly. This can lead to excess water on your roof and water overflow in your gutters, which can damage the interior and exterior of your home. Repairing these parts can be very costly.
Clogged gutters are attractive to pests like rodents, birds and insects because the leaves and debris caught within them look like a safe and warm home for them. Unclogging your gutters will help you avoid a pest infestation in your home.
Water will pool around the foundation of your home when it is blocked from exiting through a gutter. This pooling water can crack the foundation in your home when it expands when frozen throughout the winter months. Again, repair costs for this can be very costly for your home.
Regularly cleaning your gutters will prevent all of these expensive repairs and projects in the long term. It is an easy preventative measure that you can take now to save yourself a lot of money in the future.
Start with this easy maintenance job today. If you don’t know exactly what to do or how to do it, contact us at Turnbull Roofing for professional gutter cleaning advice. As professional roofers in the Durham Region, we have the knowledge you need to keep your roof in the best condition possible. Contact us today!