Cleaning out the gutters, also known as eaves troughs, may be something that you rarely if ever think about. For one thing, they are up high and you cannot easily see into them. The time one most often thinks about needing to clean them is during a rain storm when water comes splashing off the sides of the house instead of being able to make it down and out the gutters. Waiting until there is a clog or a blockage can mean extra work and effort to clean them, and may also mean that roof damage has already occurred.
What do gutters do?
The purpose of a gutter system is to direct rainwater off your roof and away from your roof and home. Quick removal of water from the roof and house helps to protect your property from water damage. When gutters become blocked they allow the water to sit there in the troughs which can eventually lead to rusting and worse, a water damaged roof.
Why do I need to clean my gutters?
Cleaning out the gutters, while not fun, is a necessary part of regular home maintenance. If you let debris build up it can lead to gutter rusting and roof damage. In addition, decaying plant matter in your gutters can also stain the sides of your home when it splashes over. If you clean out your gutters two or three times a year the time needed to complete the job will be minimal and will help to prevent damage to your roof and home. During clean out you can also inspect for problems with attachment to the house, rusting, holes or cracks in the gutters, and take action before the problem directly affect your roof and home.
If you notice a problem and feel that your eaves troughs or gutters need repair or replacement, call your trusted Cumming roofing company, Cornerstone Roofing. We have been providing high quality professional service in the area for over 15 years and offer a variety of gutter replacements including seamless gutters and screen covered gutter systems.