How often should you clean your gutters?

Today, our homes are full of technology. From phones, tablets, smart TVs, NutriBullets and those gadgets that were gifted at Christmas that nobody ever uses. With all of this tech, it’s easy to lose sight of perhaps the most important and (for its day) ground-breaking technology in your home: your gutters!

Cleaning your gutters regularly is something we’ve all probably neglected to do once or twice. It’s a vital procedure in keeping them functioning and ensuring your roof stays in good condition too. Today, let’s go through the range of factors that determine how often you should clean your gutters, why it’s important and why hiring professionals could be very handy for you.

Importance of cleaning your gutters
The main purpose of your gutters is to divert water off the roof. Pretty simple, huh? It’s easy to take for granted all the other ways that gutters protect your home. For example, they protect your foundation and siding of your home from water penetration, keep your roof free from leaks and prevent the build-up of mould and mildew. Paint is also prevented from being damaged by rain when your gutters are performing properly.

Imagine that your gutters haven’t been cleaned in a while or weren’t cleaned diligently. Your home could suffer more than just a bit of water build-up on the roof. Unclean gutters only lead to bigger, more expensive problems in the future. Pest control is a big part of clean gutters too. When your gutters are dirty, they become a breeding ground for insects and even mice.

What determines how often your gutters should be cleaned?
Cleaning your gutters is something you should do regularly, and here are a few different factors that influence how often you should clean them:

  • Nearby trees – if you live in a very leafy area, you will need to get your gutters cleaned more often. Leaves create blockages in your gutters and even your downpipes, leading to bigger plumbing issues in the future.
  • High bushfire-risk areas – living in an area which is particularly prone to bushfires will also require more gutter cleaning. Leaves in your gutters are incredibly flammable when dry so it’s important to clean them out as often as possible.

Getting a professional gutter clean
Life gets in the way of lots of things and sadly, cleaning your gutters can be one of them. But as you can see with the reasons given in this post, getting your gutters cleaned is a vital part of maintaining not just your roof, but your entire home. That’s why it’s a great idea to get a team of professionals to clean your gutters. Not only will they have the best equipment for the job, ensuring that you get your money’s worth, but they’re also trained professionals who know what to look for when it comes to gutter care.

So, now that you know the importance of cleaning your gutters often, you’ve got to choose the right roofing company to do it. Royce Roofing are experts in everything roofing, including gutter cleaning. To make your gutters spick and span while protecting your home, contact the team at Royce Roofing for a top-quality gutter clean.