Owning a home obviously comes with a lot of responsibility, part of which is maintenance. Some maintenance will be ongoing, while other maintenance will be annual or even less frequent. Your gutters are something that needs ongoing attention and cleaning. If you’d like to learn some of the signs you need your gutters cleaned, continue reading.
If your gutters overflow with rainwater during a storm, you need to clean your gutters. A lot of people assume they only need to clean their gutters during the autumn months because that’s when the leaves are falling. While that presumption makes sense, it’s not entirely correct. You do need to clean your gutters more frequently during the fall, but you need to clean them throughout the year as well.
Your Gutters Are Sagging
Sagging gutters should be a major red flag because they indicate a clog. Clogged gutters can result in several problems. First, a clog will ultimately lead to overflowing gutters. Second, mold and mildew can grow in and around gutters if you don’t unclog them. Finally, pests and rodents may make their nest in your gutter, which will also cause your gutters to sag.
Plants Are Growing
If there are plants growing in your gutters, that’s a major issue. Plants growing in your gutters essentially result in all the signs we mentioned above, but there’s another issue. It takes months for plants to grow in your gutters, not to mention that dirt, leaves, and debris don’t belong in your gutters in the first place. Because your gutters likely haven’t been maintained in months, there’s a good chance you might have other gutter issues going on that require professional repairs.
There are several signs you need your gutters cleaned, but almost everybody will experience the ones we discussed above. That is unless you call a professional to help you maintain your gutters properly. Why should you call a professional? Because replacing and repairing gutters isn’t easy, and there’s a lot of room for error.
If you’re looking for gutter cleaning services, NW Home Exteriors has you covered. Our team consists of seasoned professionals that will complete the job properly and efficiently. In addition to gutter services, we also specialize in roof replacements and repairs. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to set up a quote.