We’ve included the main justifications for why cleaning your gutters is important! Every fall, before winter sets in, you may have a long list of tasks to complete if you own a home. If it isn’t already, cleaning the gutters of leaves, sticks, and debris should be at the top of your fall to-do list. For the sake of safeguarding your home’s structure and averting potential expenses, it is essential to keep leaves out of gutters.
How often should I clean my gutters?
- If your roof is under many trees you should check your gutters once a month.
- Trees will shed leaves not only in the fall but will slowly shed leaves depending on winds and storms.
- Trees will pollenate and make tree leaves sticky, and keep from flowing down the downspouts
- In extreme heat, like San Antonio roofs see in the summer, the granules on shingles will slowly start to come off the shingles creating a “sand like” build up in the gutters keeping them from flowing correctly.
- If your roof has a few trees over it you should check your gutters every three months (once a quarter).
- If your roof doesn’t have any trees over it, you should you check your gutters every six months (twice a year)
Why is it important?
- Gutters that are clogged, will overflow and have a possibility of water getting behind facia boards and soffit.
- Water that overflows gutters that are above sidewalks and driveways, will eventually create an erosion on the concrete.
- The extra weight of water and debris in gutters will put stress on all the facia and drip edge.
- Mosquitos!! Gutters that are clogged, full of debris and moist, is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos.
So you see an ounce of prevention will save you lots of money in the care of your home.
Now that you are aware of how crucial gutter cleaning is. Gutter cleaning in the fall and spring might lessen the possibility of a headache for the homeowner.
If you have any questions concerning the state of your roof, don’t be afraid to contact a reputable roofing company. The stability and safety of your property may be assessed by skilled roofers like our crew at Roof Rescue.