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3 Benefits of Gutter Cleaning Before Snow Comes

By December 18, 2014No Comments

The problem with ice and snow is that it can be damaging at times. The damage can worsen if your gutters are not clean. How?

Your gutter system functions as the pathway of rainwater and melted snow draining from the roof to the ground. If your gutters are cluttered, it can lead to water-based problems. In this article, we list three benefits from properly maintaining your gutters:

  • Protection from water damage. Clogged gutters will hinder water to flow freely. If it comes to a point where your gutters can no longer allow water to flow without obstructions, water could leak leading to water problems. This can cause your roof to deteriorate much quicker than it’s supposed to. The roof can then foster an environment that is conducive to the growth of mold and mildew which are potential health hazards.
  • Protection from ice damage. Debris buildup blocks the water’s pathway and with nowhere else to go, it could seep underneath your roof line, refreeze, and consequently damage your shingles. It also contributes to the formation of ice dams and icicles which could cause your gutters to warp and sag.
  • Avoid pest infestation. Insects, like mosquitoes, nest in stagnant water that usually accumulates in places that are hard to reach, such as gutters. Cleaning your gutters can eliminate the threat these pests pose.

In order to avoid the different adverse effects of cluttered gutters, you should keep them clean at all times. Frequent cleaning of your gutters is a good habit. However, it is a physically challenging chore and for some not fun running up and down a ladder.  So give Seamless Exterior a call and we’ll help you. We’ll make sure your gutters are clean and working properly, especially this winter.