The primary purpose of guttering is to protect your home. If your gutters have become damaged, clogged, or have become neglected then you may begin to experience leaks and water damage. They also encourage mould to grow and animals to nest, which will cause further problems. Having your gutters seen to by a professional will ensure that your home is properly protected and looking its best all year round.
Prevent water damage
If your gutters are clogged, then water will overflow and spill onto the roof and walls of your property. Water seeping into your home will create damage, rot, and mould. It will stain paintwork, create damp inside the rooms of your home, and can seriously degrade the timbers of your roof and floors. This is not only unsightly but can cause very serious problems to the structural integrity of your home if left unattended.
Avoid greater costs down the line
Repairing the issues that can develop from faulty gutters can come with some significant costs, so get ahead of the problem by having your gutters professionally cleaned. It is far more convenient and cost-effective to have a professional clear your gutters or replace a damaged piece than to install an entirely new system or repair the structure of your property. It also ensures you don’t have to endure the stress of major works being carried out on your home as a result of damage, such as having roof timbers replaced.
Blocked gutters are ideal spots for many animals to make their nests. Having birds or rodents nesting so close to your roof can cause further damage to your property and represent a significant health hazard to you and your family if they find a way inside your home. Making sure that the gutter is free of debris discourages pests from taking up residence in the first place preventing these long-term problems.
Keep your home looking nice
You’d be surprised how much of an effect your gutters have on the aesthetics of your home. They cover the entire property and are often clearly visible from the street. If your gutters are overflowing with debris, in poor condition, or have pulled away from the wall it will be extremely obvious and will affect the overall look of your home. Making sure that they are seen to by a professional means you can rest easy knowing your home will stay looking lovely all year round.
Avoid damage to your fascias
Fascia boards are an often unappreciated but utterly essential part of your roofing system. If your gutters fill up with debris, pests, and stagnant water the strain on the fascia will increase. Eventually, this can cause the gutter to pull away completely. In addition to being dangerous and unsightly, it will also cause significant damage to the board which will leave your home vulnerable to the elements and require replacement.
Reduce the risk of foundation damage
A major advantage to a functioning gutter system is that it moves water away from the walls of your property and keeps it from pooling. If rain or snow melt is allowed to gather at the base of your property it can seep into the ground and begin to erode the foundation. This is a slow but insidious process that often goes completely unnoticed until you begin to spot cracks in walls, subsidence, or shifting in your property. Repairing a cracked foundation will require significant repairs from a qualified expert.
You can avoid these problems and make sure that your home is safe, attractive, and protected by contacting Groom & Co. We are a well-established team of roofing experts ready to attend to all your guttering needs. Our expert technicians carry out repairs, replace faulty components, and even install entirely new systems with an unmatched level of service and professionalism. Get in touch today by calling 0800 6444 777 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.