Why Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?
The simple answer is that it could end up costing you thousands of dollars if you don’t. Gutters carry rainwater from your roof down the side of your home and away from the foundation – the further away, the better chance you have of avoiding flooding and problems with the foundation. When gutters get filled with leaves and other elements, the water has nowhere to escape. If it backlogs, you could end up with water inside your home, which can create mold.
Because we live in an area where it freezes during the winter, it’s even more essential your gutters are cleaned biannually. Icicles may be fun to look at, but they can cost you a lot of money if you’re looking at them on your home. Gutters are designed to prevent icicles from forming on the edge of your roofline, which can cause damage to your shingles. If too much water builds up, you’ll have water splashing through your roof and into your home in no time.