Residential Gutter Maintenance
The Importance of a Gutter Maintenance Program for Your Home
Why Your Gutters are Important
When you own a home, your gutter systems are an important, yet often neglected, part of your home. They tend to be the part of the house that you know is there, but don’t think much about. That is until they get clogged and you see a waterfall coming down from your roof. A regular gutter maintenance program can prevent all of that.
How a Gutter Works
When a gutter works properly, it simply collects the rain from your roof and runs it off down to the ground and away from your home, including your siding, foundation, doors and windows. The most commonly used gutter systems that you’ll see are called open gutters and they need to be regularly cleaned of debris so that they can continue to work properly.
How to Lengthen the Life of Your Gutters
While your gutters are collecting rainwater, they will also be collecting pine needles, acorns, leaves and other debris that can cause clogs anywhere along the gutter lines or drains.
These clogged gutters can be a fire hazard in dry seasons, and during a heavy rain the clogs can make the rainwater overflow and able to cause a significant amount of damage to your basement, landscape or home. So it is critical that you have someone maintain your gutters on a regular basis to prevent future damage to your home.
You may also buy covers to place over your gutters, which helps to keep most of the debris out. This can reduce or even eliminate the problem of the debris collecting inside of the gutter in the first place, and also lengthen the life of your gutters. When you purchase your gutter systems, be sure to ask about these covers and guards.
Although a small part of your home, gutters are a very important part to keep your home from being damaged by rain water. We can help you maintain your gutters. We can also install new ones or replace the old ones completely.
Call us today to discus our gutter maintenance program and lengthen the life of your gutters.