Gutters and downspouts are a vital part of your roof's drainage system. When working properly, they direct water from your home, helping to prevent a multitude of problems that could otherwise result in costly repairs. Therefore, it is important to keep them in good condition.
Regular cleaning is critical to maintaining working gutters. Jammed-up gutters create ideal places for mold to grow or pests to make their homes. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris prevents your roof's drainage system from doing its job and diverting water away from your home, which can lead to a leaking roof or interior and exterior water damage. If gutters are not cleaned and water overflows from them, it will fall along the foundation of the building, possibly resulting in flooding basements. Also, if the foundation is wet and then freezes, this will cause heaving and cracks. In extreme cases, water damage can even cause structural failure.
As a general rule, gutters should be cleaned at least once a year. The best time to clean them is during the late fall or winter after all nearby trees have shed their leaves.
We will clean your gutters of leaves, insects, nests, sticks, and other obstructions, bag the waste, and neatly dispose of it. Once cleaned, the entire system is flushed to ensure that the gutter and downpipes are fully functional.
We can also provide and install gutter covers. Covers prevent large leaves and debris from filling up your gutters, assisting in maintaining the condition of your gutters. Gutter covers cut back on the frequency of gutter cleaning, but keep in mind they will not completely eliminate the need altogether, as seeds and small particles can make their way through the mesh or guard. Experts say you should plan to clean covered gutters at least once every two years, and more often if there are trees near your roof.
Call Brentwood Roofing today for your gutter maintenance needs! 712-221-7700