The benefits of getting your gutters cleaned annually

Posted on by Protech Roofing Team

As we edge closer to spring, the promise of warmer weather is one of the many appealing aspects of the change in season. However with the longer, lighter days comes a range of household projects to attend to, to ensure that your property looks its best for the year to come. One aspect that can often be overlooked is that of your home’s gutters; something which is best done at this time of year and which, if tended to annually, can bring a host of benefits. Some of these are as follows:

Preventing buildup of natural rubble or small creatures

The buildup of material such as leaves and dirt, and small creatures such as insects can seriously impact on your gutter system. Blocked gutters lead not only to unsightly, inefficient gutter systems, but also contribute to the buildup of water in your gutters and subsequent water damage.

By getting your gutters cleaned annually, buildups of unsightly and obtrusive materials which could affect your gutter system are prevented, allowing your system to function fully year-round.

Preventing water damage to your property, both inside and out

Water damage is something that can wreak havoc with both the outside and inside of a property, causing not only unsightly rotting wood, but a wealth of structural issues too.

By blocking gutters, water has no passage through which to pass, and subsequently water falls from your gutters. This excess water is problematic to the integrity of your property’s structure, and the failure to drain water properly can lead to problems such as:

  • leaking basements
  • leaking roofs
  • cracked foundations
  • sagging, cracked driveways

By simply cleaning out your gutters annually, any blockages that could lead to water building up and creating subsequent issues at your property will be eradicated, saving you money, time and effort in the year to come; especially in those wetter seasons.

Maintaining the aesthetic and value of your home

The build up of rubble within your gutters is unsightly in itself, not to mention the wealth of issues that have been discussed which can arise from a blocked gutter system. By tending to your gutters every year, you can keep a check on the appearance of your gutters up close; something which can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your property with very little effort. Though often overlooked, having a smart, well-presented gutter system can seriously improve the look of your property and, as such, its value. It may be worth repainting gutters following their thorough cleaning, so any damage or flaking can be obscured, giving your property a whole new lease of life.

Here at Protech Roofing, we know just what a difference a fully-functioning and well presented gutter system can make to a property. With our wealth of knowledge and experience in the roofing industry, we provide a range of specialist commercial roofing services to properties throughout Leeds and the surrounding area at an affordable price, meaning you never have to worry about unsightly, inefficient gutter systems at your property again. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today – we’re happy to help with any enquiry.

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