There are many parts of a home’s exterior, but most notable are the roof, fascia, siding, gutters, and downspouts. While some of these areas see little maintenance due to their strong makeup, others, such as your gutters, need more attention. Here are some of the benefits of keeping your gutters clean everyone must know to keep their home’s in top condition.
Protects Your Roof
Most people know that your gutters protect your roof. Your gutters catch rainwater as it runs from your roof pitch and travels through the downspouts to the ground below. In doing so, your siding and roof remain water-free. While this seems basic, your gutters prevent water from pooling on top of your roof. Otherwise, your roof and attic could weaken. Moisture could also increase in your home, exposing you to mold and mildew.
Prevents Water Damage
Another benefit of keeping your gutters clean is that it prevents internal water damage. In addition to preventing pools of water on the roof, your gutters also keep your foundation and basement from flooding. Many people can’t imagine the connection between their gutters and their basement and foundation, but these features are not mutually exclusive. Without a gutter system to direct water away from your home, water would collect at its base and weaken the entire structure. At worst, this could cause your home to sink, flood, and break. Keeping your gutters clean helps constantly redirect water away from your home to prevent these issues.
Increases Curb Appeal
For some, market value is an important asset to owning a home. Real estate can be a lucrative business if you understand the fundamentals, one of which is curb appeal, the outer attraction your home possesses compared to its surroundings. The landscaping, exterior, and surrounding neighborhood all contribute to your home’s curb appeal and market value. As part of your exterior, your gutters should be clean and properly maintained so your home’s market value remains high.
Finally, clean gutters prevent pests from nesting in them. Birds, bats, bees, and other animals build nests with the debris in your gutters. You might not realize your gutters are home to these pests until it’s too late and they invade your house. Take precaution and clean your gutters constantly so there are no nesting or roosting opportunities available. Gutter guards also protect your gutters, increase their longevity, and prevent any pests or debris from dirtying your gutters.
Due to busy schedules and a general lack of expertise, it might be difficult to maintain your gutters’ cleanliness 24-7. Fortunately, our team at Gutter Maid has the skills, services, and hands-on experience to do the job. Whether you require gutter installation, repair, or cleaning, call us for any service related to your gutters and downspouts. Our exceptional service ensures quality craftsmanship for any apartment, condo, townhome, or single-family home unit.