Your Fall Clean Up and the Importance of Gutter Cleaning

Regular maintenance to your gutters, especially in the fall is crucial to protecting your home from the top down.

As a homeowner, you have a long list of things to do every fall before winter creeps in. Cleaning gutters to remove leaves, sticks, and debris should be a top priority on your fall checklist. In the northeast we experience the beauty of the 4 season and with the fall season comes the falling leaves and other debris. Keeping leaves out of your gutters is key for protecting the structure of your home and preventing costly damage and repairs in the future.

There are several reasons why cleaning your gutters is important.

Prevent water damage. When gutters and downspouts are blocked with leaves and debris, rainwater may be prevented from draining properly. As water overflows from gutters, it can cause water damage on both the interior and exterior of your home. In the winter, as the snow melts from your roof, clogged gutters increase the likelihood of ice dams. Ice dams increase the risk of damage to your gutters and roof.

Protect your roof. Clogged gutters give rainwater nowhere to run. When water continues to flood over, it can leave you with a leaky roof or even worse, roof rot can occur.

Keep pests from causing trouble. Rodents, birds, and pests enjoy clogged gutters. It makes the perfect, comfy home. These pests can create damage to both the exterior and interior of your home and added expense.

Reduce the risk of a cracked foundation. When water is blocked from traveling away from your home, it can pool around the foundation of your house. This water can crack your foundation when it freezes and expands in the winter months. This can result in a leak inside your home and the need for water remediation and costly home repairs that your homeowner’s insurance may not cover.

Save you money. Gutter and downspout cleaning can help prevent unexpected and expensive projects down the road. Taking preventive measures now can help minimize the likelihood of having to repair or replace your roof.

Holencik Exteriors provides a wide range of services for residential and commercial gutters in the Lehigh Valley. We are available for professional gutter cleaning, gutter repair, and gutter installation, as well as gutter guards and several other home maintenance services. Our customers enjoy prompt, reliable service from the best-trained gutter installers in the industry. Contact us for one-time gutter cleaning or regular maintenance. Our expert installers use the latest equipment and our proven gutter cleaning techniques to remove the debris that collects in your gutters. We also inspect the entire system for the correct pitch and look for damage at any point in the system. If you need your gutters replaced, we use only high-quality materials that are covered by our exclusive warrantee. Our workmanship is guaranteed. We will also inspect your roof and siding and let you know if there are any issues that need attention.