Why clean your gutters before winter? Your home’s gutter system is designed to efficiently disperse water from your roof to spots that will not cause damage. It is critical that your gutter and downspout system is operating effectively to perform its job.
Dirt, leaves, and other debris that has built up in your gutters and downspouts can result in your gutter system failing to operate effectively. Clogs in your gutters prevents water from being able to drain from your roof. In turn, this can lead to water damage along your foundation, walls, and attic.
Furthermore, when water is trapped in your gutters and freezes, it expands and can crack the gutter, cause the gutter to pull away completely, or even cause water to enter your home. Cleaning gutters is a messy job that involves climbing up, often high, on a ladder. It is a task that a homeowner can do on their own but, it is always safer to call a professional who has the right tools for the job.
Winter can take a toll on many homes, which is why it’s so important to ensure your roof and gutters are well prepared in advance.
Al’s Union Roofing can clean your gutters and also inspect your roof to ensure that there isn’t any unseen damage that needs to be repaired before the winter season. Call 267-243-8039 today and schedule and appointment for a gutter cleaning and roof inspection. Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your home is prepared for the harsh weather ahead. www.alsroofing.org.
PHOTO CAP: As you prepare for winter, don’t forget your gutters!