Unclean gutters can only be ignored for so long. Gutter cleaning is a non-negotiable property maintenance duty. However, many of us want to put off this messy and stressful chore as long as possible. Sooner or later, your procrastination is going to haunt you and give you headaches that could have been avoided if you take this task more seriously.
Consequences of Unclean Gutters
1. Water Damage
Like any trusted roofing contractor would do, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation warns you about the likelihood of pervasive water damage due to gutter clogging.
If you do not clean your gutters and downspouts as frequently and thoroughly as you should, rainwater will not drain properly. The trapped water may flow over the sides of your gutters, back up the shingles and leak elsewhere. The chronic presence of uncontrolled moisture can rot wood, rust metal components, weaken property foundations, encourage basement mold growth and flood shrubbery.
2. Ice Damming
Any experienced roofing contractor admits that clogged gutters and downspouts increases the chances of ice dam formation. Poor attic ventilation is the main culprit in this phenomenon, but your property’s inability to drain snowmelt makes it worse.
3. Bug Invasion
Debris buildup in the gutters is an invitation to insects and other vermin. If you do not want to attract unwanted guests into your property, keeping your gutter system clean is a must.
4. Gutter Collapse
There is a limit to the amount of load gutters could bear. Even with properly installed hangers, clogged gutters could sag and break away from the property because of the excessive weight of debris, water, snow and ice. What makes sagging gutters more dangerous is that they could collapse without warning.
Want to know the health of your gutter system? Turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation to seek expert residential and commercial roofing services. We specialize in seamless gutter installation and gutter protection to eliminate the need for frequent cleaning and ensure proper gutter functionality at all times.
Call (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195 to set up an appointment with us in Knoxville, Lebanon, or Nashville TN, and receive a free estimate for whatever service you may need.