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Keeping your Gutter System Clean will Extend its LifeMay 25th, 2017 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Cleaning | 0
Upkeep and maintenance are important for anything you’ve bought that is an investment in the future. Whether it’s your new car, your swimming pool, or the gutter system installed on your house, you need to make sure it’s well-maintained and clean so that it keeps working properly and provides you with years of efficient service.
We know that getting up on a ladder and cleaning out your gutters isn’t the most fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but it’s very important to keep it clean. A clean gutter system lasts longer, saving you money in the long term. So if you don’t want to get on the ladder yourself, spending some money on professional gutter cleaners will end up saving you in the long run.
Keeping your gutter system clean helps to prevent:
1. Roof damage
Clogged and backed-up gutters can lead to excess water, which could cause rot in your roofing.
2. Fascia damage
Dirty gutters that get clogged and full become heavier, causing additional wear and strain on the fascia, the wooden board that your gutters are attached to. Clean gutters are lighter gutters, making it easier on your home.
3. Bracket damage
Again, the heavier your gutters are, the more weight the brackets holding your gutters up will have to support. This can lead to damage and you having to replace your gutters far sooner than you expected to.
4. Gutter damage
Animals and insects that choose to live in your dirty gutters bring claws, beaks, and teeth that start scratching and tearing at your gutters. The water contributes to the damage and soon the whole system will come crashing down.
If you’re not ready to get up there and clean out the gutters, contact Precision Gutters and we’ll send over a professional gutter cleaner to make sure your gutter system is well-maintained.