Why Fall is the Most Important Time to Clean Your Gutters
Aug 31, 2016
Many homeowners don’t realize their gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. Depending on what kind of tree coverage your house has, you may even want to aim for quarterly cleanings!
Regular gutter cleaning can extend the life of your gutters, keep your roof in tip-top shape, and ultimately prevent destructive water backup in your home. And if there’s any time of the year gutter cleaning is more important than ever, it’s fall.
Here are a few reasons from the pros at H&S Roofing and Gutter Company in Charlotte to have your gutters cleaned this (and every) fall:
Leaves are the Enemy
Ideally, you’ll have your roof and gutters cleaned in Charlotte after most of the leaves fall off the trees. Large oaks such as those in many of the area’s established neighborhoods produce a huge volume of debris – and it’s waiting to clog your gutters. The combination of leaf-stuffed gutters and heavy fall rain showers is disastrous for your roof.
Critters Nest in Fall
Just before the weather turns cold, all kinds of animals look to find places to shelter for the winter. If your gutters are chock full of dead leaves, sticks, and other debris, they’ve got room to hide. Bugs, birds, and rodents often burrow their way into your attic space through gutters; clogs make it easy for them to make themselves at home.
Winter Weather is Coming
We don’t get a lot of snow and ice here in Charlotte but when it happens, you want your home to be ready. If ice or snow melt can’t flow unimpeded off your roof, you’re asking for a moisture problem. Snow and ice melt can bring a higher volume of water than rain alone, and once everything’s frozen it’s too late to clean your gutters in preparation.
Gutter Companies Are Ready
Fall is peak-season for gutter cleaning companies, and many offer gutter cleaning specials in Charlotte to cater to this time of year. You could clean your gutters yourself, but there are plenty of reasons not to: it’s dirty, it’s difficult to do effectively, and it can actually be dangerous. The Consumer Products Safety Commission says over 24,000 Americans go to the emergency room each year after falls from ladders.
Ready to get your gutters clean, once and for all? Call H&S Roofing and Gutter Company, Charlotte’s choice for professional gutter cleaning and gutter covers since 1939. Our technicians are ready to provide you with a free quote today!