You probably know how much of a pain it is to clean your home’s gutters. But it’s an important job that can protect your roof and your entire home from bigger repair issues in the long run. Here are some reasons why gutter cleaning is necessary and some helpful tips.
How Gutters Work
The main purpose of gutters is to collect runoff from your roof, namely rainwater, and to redirect it away from your house. By doing this important task, your gutters can prevent water accumulation on your roof, which will keep water damage out of your home. When gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, they can easily clog from debris, such as falling leaves. Clogged gutters won’t function properly, causing water to pool on your roof and risk creating leaks. By cleaning your gutters, you will prevent the need for any expensive water damage related repairs.
Many people wonder if gutter covers are a viable shortcut around cleaning. While gutter covers are great especially for homes that are surrounded by trees, it’s still a good idea to have your gutters looked at every season. Gutter covers, also known as gutter guards, are an efficient tool that can block large debris from getting into your gutters while allowing them to continue functioning properly. But even the best gutter guards can still have problems, and they’re not beyond getting clogged themselves. So don’t take for granted that gutter covers are a set it and forget it solution.
Professional Gutter Cleaning
The best thing that you can do for your gutters is to have them inspected and cleaned by a professional. Not only will you spare yourself from the dangerous and uncomfortable task of climbing to the roof to clean the gutters yourself but having a roofing and gutter expert will give you some other benefits. A professional eye can spot any potential issues with your gutters, such as weak spots that need repairs.
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For a beautiful new roof or new bathroom flooring planned and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.