How can you get long-term savings as far as your gutters and home are concerned? Ignoring your gutters will not keep leaves and other debris away. Read up on the possible effects of not cleaning your gutters:
Being a homeowner myself, one of the first things you learn is that water is the enemy. You don’t want it coming anywhere remotely inside your house. If you have full gutters, you run the risk of them overflowing. It’s going to find its way through the path of least resistance into the home. You can even get flooding inside the home that can lead to foundation damage, which is extremely costly to repair, so avoid that in any way possible. Once you get water getting into the house, you also run the risk of dampness down in the basement areas. If this occurs you’ll likely have black mold growth occurring, which is hazardous to your health.
Some customers think that they can skip their gutter cleaning, but that’s not the case at all. Some customers want to save money and don’t have their gutters cleaned. Overall, it is way cheaper to have a protection plan for gutters where you clean them a couple of times a year. In the long run, the value of your home will go up, as damaged homes don’t sell very well. In the long run, it is cheaper to pay one of our experts to clean your gutters rather than let the gutters go unattended and leave them damaged.
There have also been situations where gutters were kept so full and not cleaned out regularly that they actually started bowing. You essentially get leaves decomposing and becoming soil, and even proverbial vegetable gardens growing in there. The gutters will start being damaged in addition to the home, so all around, there are no reasons not to keep your gutters maintained.
Finally, when you get the bowing, gutter repairs and replacements are very expensive. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on repairs to your home or to your gutters, get a protection plan and have them cleaned.