When you don’t clean your gutters they get full of gunk and grime which will clog them and make them harder to clean later. We all know that the whole purpose of a gutter is to direct the rain away from your house and your foundation to keep it lasting as long as possible. That’s why it needs to be maintained properly so it lasts. If you don’t take care of your home, you’re going to have to hire a contractor to come fix it.
You can develop roof problems from bad gutters. The water can get backed up on the roof causing puddles in any slight dip. That can eventually make holes in your roof which will expand and expand along with the rotting area and the whole thing can eventually cave in. This means animals can get in there too. You can have a rodent or vermin infestation from a simple neglect of gutter cleaning.
Your gutters can also corrode. The weight of the muck and leaves building up can ruin your gutters by weighing them down and pulling them off the roof out of the bolts that are being held there and actually can start to be misshapen because of how full they are.
Whether you are cleaning them yourself or are having a professional come over it needs to get done before you have to hire someone to come and fix your roof and reconstruct your gutter system. The gutter can actually become so corroded that you need to replace it entirely. Gutter contractors know what to do to save the salvageable parts of your gutter and reconstruct entirely new ones.
You don’t have to get the ugly cheap ones that stand out like a sore thumb. There are many options for gutters that blend in perfectly and can even enhance the look of your house. As long as you are cleaning them all the time, especially if you live in an area with lots of trees, you can get smaller ones that look more modern and more attractive to the eye.
It may seem like a lot of work but it is actually easy once you get in the swing of things. Once your old gutter and/or roof are repaired or your new gutter is installed simply have it cleaned twice a year or clean it yourself for a much healthier more maintained home.