Gutters are an integral piece of your Bedford, TX home’s well being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater in order to protect your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. When neglected, gutters can turn from a necessity into a nightmare. A clogged gutter containing leaves, sticks, and other debris has the potential to cause a leaky roof and water damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. If that isn’t bad enough, backed up gutters are breeding grounds for pests, rodents, mold, and insect infestations.
If you let gutter cleaning go by the wayside, it can cost you upwards of hundreds or thousands of dollars. The question comes down to how often they should be cleaned. This answer depends largely on where you live and how much brush is surrounding your home. Generally speaking, gutters should be maintained twice a year, in the spring and fall. With fall quickly approaching, it is imperative to schedule a professional to clean out the gutters and downspouts.
As a preventative measure, leaf guards can significantly decrease the need for gutter maintenance, but this does not mean they completely eliminate the need. Instead of twice a year, you may only need to maintenance gutter every one to three years. The downside to these additions is that most cleanings must be done through professionals who have the necessary tools. In general, leaf guards will keep approximately 80 to 85 percent of debris out.
Although cleaning gutters is a task many homeowners can tackle themselves, it can be dangerous. Charles Martin & Son Roofing provides the leading gutter installation, cleaning, and repair within the Dallas, TX area. With reasonable cleaning and maintenance programs tailored specifically to each client, you can rest assured that your roof and home will be in good hands. Additionally, to learn more about the types of gutters, hangers, spikes, and ferrules that we offer, contact us today!