Leaves in the gutters

The Importance of Cleaning Out Your Gutters

When was the last time you gave your gutters a second thought? Maybe it was last holiday season when you were hanging up your decorative lights. Well if that’s the case, it’s been too long and you should definitely give them a look now.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A lot of people install their gutters and then forget about them, in this blog we’ll explain why that’s never a good idea, and the proper steps for maintaining gutters.

What is the purpose of gutters?

The answer to this question is quite simple, your gutters serve one purpose which is to divert water away from your home! Without gutters around the edges of your roof, water would flow freely down the side of your house, making water damage more common.

Why do I need to keep them clean?

There are a number of things that can cause damage to and block your rain gutters. Blockages typically form after a storm when leaves, twigs, and other types of debris fall into the gutters. They end up shifting and blocking the downspout portion, which makes it impossible for water to flow freely off of your roof.

When the water can’t flow down the gutters or through the downspout, they’ll overflow. A clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the exterior and interior of your home. Clogged gutters also make nice homes for pests!

If your gutters are past the point of needing just a good cleaning and they need major repairs or even replacement, give the gutter experts at August Roofing and Solar a call! There are so many important pieces of the roof beyond just the shingles, so make sure to care for every part. Visit us online today or give us a call at (805) 519-8099 to learn more about how we can help!