10 Reasons You’ll Want to Clean Your Gutters

May 5, 2015 2:43 pm Published by

The function of gutters is to manage the water flow around your home.  Specifically, it is to keep water from pooling near the structure or running down the sides of your house; something that can end up costing you thousands in replacements and repairs. We’ve previously written about tips for keeping your gutter clean. Read on to discover ten reasons why proper installation and gutter maintenance is so important. 1. Insect Infestation When your gutters aren’t maintained, water builds up in them and attracts insects. Mosquitos, earwigs, carpenter ants, and termites will gather near moist gutters. They can enter your home and cause significant damage. 2. Animal Infestation Birds, squirrels, chipmunks and mice like to nest in gutter debris. Small... View Article