Leighs Window Cleaning has offered gutter cleans for quite some time now and we often do routine gutter cleans for our customers (6-12 monthly). The questions has been raised whether we can install gutter guard and the answer is...yes!
There are different types of gutter guard, but the simplest is pictured above and 'rolls' into the guttering. this we can do!
Gutter cleaning is a vital part of maintaining a home, however, it is also very easily overlooked by many homeowners. There are many serious issues that can arise with clogged gutters as they are a part of the system that carries water and debris away from your home reducing the risk of water damage, mold and decay. Here’s an overview over why you should keep your gutters clean:
By cleaning your gutters you can avoid experiencing serious water damage to your home. If water gathers in your gutters and around your home it can weaken the roof, the walls and even the foundation of your home. You should also make sure the downpipes extend far enough away from your home.
Having unhealthy gutters can cause serious deterioration to your house, like water damage
Nesting area for pests
A clogged gutter is the perfect nesting area for pests such as termites, mosquitos, rodents, snakes, etc. The pests are also known for using unprotected gutters as an entry into the roof space of your house. You can avoid the smaller pests with regular gutter cleaning, however to inhibit the rodents and snakes from entering you would generally require a gutter guard. Gutter guards will protect your home by cutting off access to the roof space.
Unprotected gutters are the perfect spot for pests to nest
Mould and mildew growth
If allowing water to gather up around your home you can experience mould and mildew growth inside your home. Mould thrives in humid environments and once it starts growing it is very hard to get rid off. Living in an environment with mould growth can cause serious health issues for your family, including respiratory ailments.
By installing gutter guards you are well on your way to avoid the issues mentioned above as well as not having to climb a ladder every few months in order to clean the gutters. However, it is important to bear in mind that even after installing gutter guards you still have to maintain, though to a lesser degree, your roof and gutters as well as the valleys and downpipes. Nothing replaces a routine inspection a couple of times a year.
If you have any other questions or require more information regarding gutter guards, get in touch with Leighs Window Cleaning today!
Cheers friends, Leigh.