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Cleaning out your gutters is important and here are a few reasons why:
- Damaged foundations and leaking cellars/basements
You might think that clogged gutters will only give you problems at roof level, but actually the main damage caused by clogged gutters is to your foundations. Rain water accumulates in your gutters and eventually overflows, where it then pools around your foundations. If you have a cellar or a basement, the chances are it that will become a leaky one, and you could cause your foundations to weaken and even crack.
- Rotting wooden fascia
Debris in your gutters piles up against the flashing, and this debris holds moisture towards the fascia board, which will eventually cause damage to the sheathing and framing behind the fascia. If left untreated, this will cause the fascia, sheathing and framing to rot, and replacing all that can leave you with a very hefty bill. Far cheaper to have your gutters professionally cleared.
- Unwanted house guests
By allowing water to build up in your gutters, you are creating the perfect environment for bugs. Your building will become a haven to all kinds of unwanted nasties: insects, birds and even mice have been known to make your home their home, or at least in the debris that has built up in your gutters.