It’s been said that prevention is better than cure. The same sentiment can be applied to gutter maintenance. Being proactive about the maintenance of your gutters is infinitely better—not to mention more cost-effective—than trying to “cure” it when it’s too late. Keeping your gutters clean and clog-free allows you to reap numerous benefits such as:
A Leak-Free Roof
It’s no secret that your gutter system’s main purpose is to divert and keep water away from your house. Water and moisture are extremely detrimental to your home’s components, as exposure to these two leads to rot and accelerated deterioration. Removing debris from your gutters, especially during fall when leaves and pine needles abound, ensures that the water flows away from your house.
A Pest-Free Dwelling
Apart from stagnant water, clogged gutters can also become a nesting ground for nasty pests and other equally unsavory infestations. Standing water is especially appealing to mosquitoes, while the abundance of leaves appeals to birds. Several gutter protection systems are available that deliver excellent results and reduce the need for manual gutter cleaning.
Overflowing gutters pose a threat to the integrity of your home’s foundation. The constant water flow can create cracks. Over time, water can seep into your basement and result in mold and mildew. Since it affects the very foundation of your house, this type of damage can be quite costly to remedy and even costlier to reverse.
Gutter installation can be considered an investment since your gutter system provides you and your house excellent protection against various problems. Being proactive about maintenance and cleaning is the most effective way of maximizing this investment. At ImproveIT! of Atlanta, LLC, we are more than glad to help you in this regard. Call us at (770) 225-4477 to get a free inspection. We serve Alpharetta, Roswell and Dunwoody, GA.