If you chuckled at the title, then you probably belong to Gen X or you’re a Millennial who still remembers dial-up internet. But no matter how old you are or where you live, clean gutters are good for your home. Gutters are an important part of your roofing system and keeping your home in great condition. Good gutters also make your home look better (and who doesn’t like that extra splash of curb appeal)?
How Gutters Protect Your Home
You can find out all about how gutters are a vital part of your roofing system on our Gutters page. But long story short, they keep water away from your roof to prevent mold and moisture damage. They also keep water from accumulating around your foundation. Clean gutters send water away from your shingles, fascia boards, and soffit. They must function properly throughout the year to prevent costly roofing and foundation problems.
What Happens When My Gutters Get Clogged?
Clogged gutters can pose many risks to your home, such as:
- In the winter:
- Can form icicles on your edge shingles, causing shingle damage
- Can collect water in the debris inside them and burst when the water freezes, necessitating a new gutter system
- Allow water damage to happen to your roof
- Allow water damage to your foundation
- Unsightly plants growing in your gutters (yes, this has happened to homeowners who neglected their gutters for too long)!
It goes without saying that addressing these problems is far more troublesome than calling in a few pros to get the leaves and dirt out of your gutters. Remember, an ounce of prevention can save you plenty of future worries!
How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost?
Routine gutter cleaning costs between $75-$200 depending on how extensive or complex your system is. This cleaning should be done twice a year or as needed to keep the gutters running properly. You may think you’d rather spend your money elsewhere, but trust us: clean your gutters twice or year or have your faulty gutters “clean” out your wallet later!
When Your Gutters Just Aren’t Cutting It
Sometimes routine maintenance isn’t enough. Your gutters may be too old or warped to do the job. That’s when you need a new gutter system installed by true roofing pros. Thankfully, we have plenty of professional contractors who are skilled at what they do.
If you need a new gutter system, we can recommend you the best type for your home and budget. We’ll also give you an honest and free estimate. We have great options like seamless gutters that don’t have the annoying leak problems that traditional jointed gutters have. To find out more about what we can install, contact us.
Receive A Free Gutter Estimate Today
Summer storms are around the corner! Make sure that your home is properly protected from the damaging natural effects by getting a high-quality, seamless gutter system. Give us a call today at (703) 404-0505 for an in-home consultation. You can also fill out our brief online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.