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Fall Gutter Cleaning Guide: Why It’s Important

Your gutter is a crucial part of your roofing system. It helps channel the flow of water away from your home and its foundation. Without gutters, rainwater would pool around your roof and flow towards your home’s foundation, leading to its damage.

Like any other part of your roofing system, your gutter is also exposed to the different weather conditions and the changing seasons. During fall, leaves and other debris can accumulate into it resulting in clogging and overflowing of water. To prevent this from happening, it is important to keep your gutter thoroughly cleaned and well maintained. 

How to keep your gutters clean and well-maintained?

For any gutters to perform well, it should be free of any clogs. You can climb up on your roof and check your gutter for yourself or call a professional roofing service to do it for you. 

Ideally, gutters should be inspected and cleaned twice a year, before fall and spring. This will ensure that no withered leaves and twigs will affect the flow of water. It also prepares your gutter for the rain and other inclement weather brought on by the seasons. 

Make sure to trim the trees near your roofing system to prevent dried leaves and twigs from accumulating in your roof and in your gutter. It may also be a good idea to inspect your roof for any loose, cracking, or curling shingles as its debris can also end up in your gutter. 

Why gutter fall gutter cleaning is important?

According to Home Advisor, homeowners spend up to $5,121 to repair water damage due to a broken or clogged gutter. The cost of cleaning the gutter professionally ranges from $80-$150 for a single-story family home. Performing regular maintenance to your gutter and roofing system can save you a lot in terms of damage repairs. So, if you notice any debris poking out of your gutter, then it is time to clean it.

Fall gutter cleaning is important because of the following reasons:

  1. It prevents water damage

A gutter that is clogged with a pile of rotten leaves and twigs will not just ruin the appearance of your home but will also cause water damage to the exterior and interior of your home. Regular gutter inspection will allow you to clean your gutter and address any potential issues.  

  1. It protects your roof

If withered leaves, twigs, and branches are left to rot in your gutter, it can cause larger damage to your entire roof. 

  1. It prevents pests from infiltrating your home

An accumulation of dried leaves and debris in your gutter creates a perfect dwelling place for rodents, birds, and insects. With just one opening they can penetrate your home and cause problems. 

Neglecting the condition of your gutter and its routine maintenance can cause you more expensive damage repair, flooding, or even a complete gutter replacement. While you can clean your gutter by yourself, calling a professional at BER services can provide more benefits and better results.