Depending on the type you have installed, gutters can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years. These estimates assume regular cleanings that keep your gutters in working order and maximize the life of your roof. If you haven't had any roof maintenance recently, winter is an excellent time to get it done. Here are four benefits of cleaning your gutters in the cold weather.
1. Winter involves the biggest clogs
t present a major threat to your home. Lingering leaves and other type of debris will make your home vulnerable as soon as winter ends.
4. Cleaning your gutters is always a smart investment
By springtime, issues will accumulate around gutters that remain filled with twigs and backed up rainwater. Vermin, mosquitoes and other insects will begin collecting by gutters as the winter frost thaws. On top of the risk for major roof damage, you might find yourself with a bug and rodent problem when gutters are not cleaned. The small investment in preventive maintenance goes a long way.
Findlay Roofing specializes in gutter maintenance, repair and replacement. Before you end up with a problem affecting your whole home, have your gutters professionally cleaned this winter.Image source: Flickr