The Fairfax roofing contractors at Beyond Exteriors, recently released a blog answering the question, how often should gutters be cleaned. Regularly cleaning your gutters is an important step in preventing damage to your home and should not be ignored.
lean gutters offer a multitude of benefits. Gutters that are clogged with leaves can lead to serious drainage issues, including leaks that damage your house's walls. Clogs can also cause mold to grow, creating a number of health problems. Clean gutters help protect your roof from damage, which can cost thousands of dollars to fix, and prevent damage to the foundation of your home if water gets in and expands during the winter. Well maintained gutters also deter bugs, mice, squirrels, and other animals from settling into the warm, decomposing leaves dirty gutters often contain. If you find it difficult to keep up with gutter cleaning, gutter guards can help prevent leaves and other debris from entering your gutters too often.
utters should be cleaned at least twice per year. Cleaning your gutters in the late spring ensures that you remove any debris that has built up over the last few months of shedding leaves, and cleaning them again in the late summer or early fall helps prevent fall leaves from piling on top of old debris. Some homeowners may need to clean their gutters more often. If you notice overflows, leaking, standing water, or a large amount of debris in your gutters, clean them out to prevent further damage. You may need to replace your gutters if you notice cracks or leaks even when the gutters are not full, or if your gutters have been improperly installed and deposit water too close to your home.
Speak with Beyond Exteriors for more information about how often your gutters should be cleaned or to schedule gutter repair and replacement services. Beyond Exteriors has deep experience in helping Northern Virginia homeowners maintain and protect their homes with a variety of services, including roof repair and gutter maintenance. Contact Beyond Exteriors online at https://www.beyondexteriors.com or by phone at 703-854-9820. The firm is headquartered at 14524 Lee Road, Unit E, Chantilly, VA 20151.