When it comes to your home’s exterior, one of the most important, but often overlooked, portions of your home is your gutter system. Your gutters job is to keep your home protected from water damage by taking the water that’s running off of your shingles, and routing it away from your foundation & siding. However, since your roof often has a wide array of debris on it, it often ends up filling with leaves, sticks, and other gunk, which can clog the system and limit the gutters ability to keep your home protected from water damage! If you’re interested in learning a bit more about why you should be performing maintenance on your gutters, check out our blog to get started!
Prevent Water Damage From Occurring
Of course, the primary reason you need to keep your gutter system clean is to ensure that water can easily move through the system. If your gutters are full of debris, it can both clog the downspouts, and also simply limit the amount of water your gutter system can handle at once, which can be an issue during those spring & summer thunderstorms. At least once per year, and particularly during the spring, you should clean debris from the system to make sure water can flow properly.
Keep Pests Out
Another reason you should keep your gutter system free of debris is that gutters full of leaves and sticks encourage pests to take up residence. It’s one thing to have to clean out a bit of gunk from your gutter system, but when squirrels or birds have built their nest in the debris, it becomes a bigger problem. Keep pests from living in the system by making sure it’s kept clean!
As we mentioned earlier, a dirty gutter system can cause numerous problems around your home. By allowing your gutter issues to build up, you often run the risk of causing extensive damage to your siding, fascia & soffit boards, shingles, or even your foundation. If you’re trying to keep your home protected from damage, keeping your gutters clean is essential!
Contact Us Today
If you need to work on your home’s exterior this spring, reach out to our team at North Shore Window & Siding today for your remodeling needs! You can contact our team today by calling us at (617) 628-7204 or by filling out our team’s online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your remodeling needs!