Fall time is certainly wonderful, in terms of brightly colored leaves and plenty of holiday cheer throughout these months. However, those colorful leaves falling about can cause serious damage to your home, believe it or not. Last month, we discussed how leaves can damage your roof. This month we will talk about the importance of keeping your gutter clean and functional as part of your regular roofing and fall maintenance routine.
The Function Of Roofing Gutters
Your roof’s gutters are in place to protect not only your roof, but also your home’s foundation. If your gutters are clogged with dirt and leaves, they can’t perform their function. If water falls freely from every edge of your home, it can damage the fascia and potentially even gather along the edges, which leaves your roofing vulnerable to water damage. Additionally, water splashing down around your home’s foundation can eventually lead to shifting dirt, which in turn can cause slab damage!
How To Keep Your Gutter In Top Condition
In order to protect your roof and and your foundation, it is essential that your gutters remain clear of debris and functional. When leaves begin to fall, take time to scoop the leaves out of your gutter, and to rinse them thoroughly with your garden hose to ensure they are clean. As an added benefits, clean gutter can drastically improve the look of your home.