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Should You Be Cleaning Your Gutters?

For many people that live in the Florida Panhandle, gutters are a common occurrence on homes. They help to collect rainwater and move it away from the home. Unfortunately, many people neglect to properly clean their gutters, resulting in a variety of problems. Today, we’re discussing whether you should be cleaning your gutters and how it can benefit your roof and home. Have any questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment with Timberman Roofing in Valparaiso? Contact us today, we’d be happy to help with any of your roofing needs.

Why Should I Clean My Gutters?

As mentioned above, gutters are designed to collect rain from the roof and carry it away from the house via downspouts. In order to properly function, both gutters and downspouts should be cleared, without doing so overflow of water can occur.

When water collects and has nowhere to go it will begin to fill up gutters and overflow onto the roof or even foundation of the home. This could cause water to seep into the crawl space and even begin to destroy the foundation. It can also increase the risk of water damage to the roof as well, ultimately leading to leaks. Mold is another big issue that can occur when neglecting to address gutters and downspouts properly.

Along with the water issues, clogged gutters can also increase weight strain on the roof and fascia of your home. Ultimately, gutters could collapse and fall off your home completely, causing damage to the roof and exterior of your home.

Contact Timberman Roofing in Valparaiso Today

Have your gutters been clogged? Worried it may have caused damage to the roof of your home? Interested in a professional opinion? Contact our Valparaiso roofing company today, we would be happy to help with any of your needs.


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