Temperatures are dropping, pumpkin spice is back, and leaves are changing colors. That can only mean one thing: Fall is here. With the fall season arriving, that means nagging leaves are trapped in your gutters. As a homeowner, you do not want to have leaves and debris in your gutters once winter arrives. This can lead to serious damages that are costly to repair. To prevent this from happening, continue reading our blog and learn the benefits of cleaning your gutters.
One of the central reasons why you should clean your gutters in the fall is to help prevent water from seeping into your home due to clogged gutters. As a homeowner, structural damage is something that you want to avoid. Once water gets into your home, there will be a possibility that it can reach the foundation. This can lead to cracks and deterioration and ultimately weaken your home’s structural integrity. Clogged gutters can also lead to water damage to your home’s ceiling, floors, and walls. Keeping your gutters cleared helps prevent you from paying a costly price for home repairs.
The roof of your home is one of the first lines of defense from Mother Nature’s natural elements. And the gutters help push water away from your home and its foundation. As such, it is pivotal to keep these two elements well maintained and long-lasting. When winter hits, any leftover debris and leaves still in your gutters can collect moisture and then freeze, causing ice to become trapped. Your gutters may become heavy from the excess weight and pull away from the roofline or collapse altogether. The frozen water can also damage shingles or create ice dams, causing damage to your roof and interior.
As a homeowner, you certainly do not want unwelcome critters in your home or living in your gutters. Leftover leaves and debris in your gutters can serve as a nesting area for pests and even organic matter. Some of the things that can be found living in your gutters are:
Keeping your gutters free from debris will help eliminate the possibility of an infestation, which could be troublesome and costly down the road.
At Superior Builders, we understand the importance of treating each project as if we are working on our own home or business. Our trusted professionals take pride in their work and ensure you will see our commitment to customer service through our unparalleled craftmanship and professionalism. If you need your gutters repaired or replaced, contact us today!