Here a couple of old sayings to think about…”out of sight, out of mind” …or “what you don’t know won’t hurt you”! When it comes to your gutters, you couldn’t be more wrong! Just because we don’t see inside of them on a daily basis doesn’t mean everything’s OK. Dirty gutters that are full of debris can wreak havoc on your home. Here are just a few reasons to get your gutters cleaned professionally.
YOUR FOUNDATION IS AT RISK
That is something scary to think about. Your home rests on its foundation and your clogged and dirty gutters could be jeopardizing its safety and security. An article on MoneyPit.com said that “Regular gutter cleaning is the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs.” Among their chief concerns…you guessed it, cracked foundations. The article goes on to say, “Clogged gutters can cause excess water against the foundation wall to weaken the footing and lead to foundation wall cracks.” This alone should be enough reason to regularly clean your gutters!
YOUR ROOF’S HEALTH DEPENDS ON CLEAN GUTTERS
Most people know that when wood sits in standing water, you tend to get rotten wood as a result. Well, the area next to your gutters is likely to be made of wood. If the water is not draining properly, you are running the risk of rotting the wood in that area. A 2013 article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution probably says it best, “gutter prevention is measured in pennies; repairs are measured in dollars”. A qualified and skilled contractor can prevent these costly repairs in the future by ensuring your gutters are prepared to do the work they’re designed to do…safely remove water from sensitive areas.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE
As the previous topics alluded, time is of the essence when it comes to keeping your gutters under control and saving yourself precious dollars down the road. Don’t wait…act now! Think of your home like you do your car. You spend $29.95 to get the oil changed in your car to protect the $5,000 engine. What’s your home’s roof and foundation worth? Considerably more than $5,000! If you’re not taking the time to protect it, think again!