Is gutter cleaning on your home care checklist? It may not be one of the first things you think of but it should definitely make the list. Here's a quick breakdown of why...
Regular gutter cleaning may seem like a hassle, especially when it means spending some precious weekend downtime on a ladder in the Florida heat, but it is a necessary task that could save you big money in the long run.
The purpose of gutters is to divert rainwater off of the roof & away from the foundation of your home. Preventing ground & concrete erosion that could seriously damage the structure of your house. By carrying the water through designated channels, gutters also prevent pooling & the creation of ditches in your yard or garden, or on your neighbors property (keeping good neighbor relations is just another plus to clean gutters).
According to Lon Smith Roofing & Construction, clogged gutters are nearly as bad as having no gutters at all since clogs prevent water from flowing where you want. Rising water has no where to go but over the edge onto whatever surface is below, even under shingles & eaves causing roof damage & unsightly discoloring from run off that passes through debris & metal leaving rust and/or mold & algae stains.
If cleaning your gutters sounds better than paying to repair your roof & shingles, removing stains & repainting, or making amends with an upset neighbor who’s flowerbeds look like a pond, but it’s still tough to get yourself up that ladder, then call us. The Irish Guy Cleaning Co., saving weekend plans in Daytona Beach & it’s surrounding areas since 2014.
The Purpose of Gutters...
- Diverts water away from the foundation of your home
- Creates proper roof drainage
- Prevents ground pooling or ditches - Prevents run-off staining
Want a little more info? Check out what the experts say: https://bloomfieldconstruction.com/importance-of-cleaning-your-gutters/ https://www.lonsmith.com/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-gutters-on-my-home/