Preparing for Rain

Preparing for Rain

As the weather is constantly changing, it becomes more difficult to take care of your roof and gutters. There are so many components that play a vital role in your homes’ upkeep, and tending to your gutters and downspouts is one of them. Here are a few reasons you should continue to use a gutter cleaning service to keep your home in great shape!

Gutters and Downspouts Are Essential 

Gutters and downspouts are an asset to your home. Not only do they provide a clean and beautiful looking home, but essentially maintain rain water flowing throughout to protect your roof, walls and foundation from internal and external damage. You should continue to get a gutter cleaning service to maintain your rain gutters and downspouts in pristine condition for the safety of your home. 

Clogged Rain Gutters   

If you do not get a gutter cleaning service at least twice a year, your rain gutters can become a serious issue. The amount of times that you should have your gutters and downspouts cleaned depends on the season and amount of leaves that fall in your area. Neglecting this issue, will cause a chain of unnecessary and expensive problems that will hurt your home and wallet in the long run.

Erosion in Your Gutters 

If you don’t pay close attention to your rain gutters, they can easily cause erosion to your home’s surroundings. Most homes are built on a slight slope to direct water off your roof, but if you possess cluttered gutters and downspouts then this will develop into massive erosion in your home. Eventually, this can cause uneven floorboards and cracked walls. Erosion can be prevented with a complete gutter cleaning service.

Protect Your Basement and Your Roof 

When too much rainfall hits, a flood in your basement is a big risk. This can potentially be caused by the debris that has accumulated over time in your gutters. When rain water starts to mix with soil due to clogged gutters and downspouts, it begins to develop a heavy consistency. This will create more damage to your home than you can imagine. The mixture produces a pressure that your foundation and roof may not be able to handle. When you don’t receive your usual gutter cleaning service, this issue will generate tiny cracks in your walls, which will allow unwanted water to enter your home. Although it may not be excessive, it will eventually prompt mold and health hazards.

Overflowing Rain Gutters Cause Stained Sidings 

If you don’t want to lose your home’s curb appeal, you should schedule a gutter cleaning service. Permitting your gutters and downspouts to overflow with debris such as leaves, dirt and other items causes your home’s siding to become stained. The stain can become another subset of problems such as loss of appeal, rotting, pest infestations and even issues with your home’s structure. Neglecting your rain gutters can ultimately create more conflicts than solutions.

Keep A Squeaky-Clean Home with K & T

Knowing that your home is in great shape is a wonderful feeling. Are your cluttered gutters and downspouts raining on your parade?  The Gutter Cleaning Specialists at K&T Windows can help remove and clean the debris in your rain gutters and restore your home to its former glory! Schedule a gutter cleaning service today.