After all of the snow, winter has finally come to an end. For spring cleaning, it’s time to focus on your home, specifically your gutters, which will help lead the melting snow away from your home’s foundation. Although gutter maintenance is not a favorite among homeowners, it is very essential to keep it clean. Here for some reason why gutter maintenance is so important.
The Importance of Gutter Maintenance
- Flooded Basements
Clogged gutters are the number one reason why your basement floods often. A clogged gutter cannot flow freely and away from home, causing the gutters to fill with water and then fall over to the home. As the ground cannot absorb all the water, it leads to the home’s basement or crawl space, seeping through the cracks.
- Water Damage
Once water enters your basement through clogged gutters, it will build up mold and mildew if not addressed properly. Furthermore, in the winter, water expands when frozen, causing the cracks to enlarge. Your home will be very vulnerable to the cold.
- Wood Rot
If clogged gutters pour into the home, the walls of your home will be the most vulnerable. The wood on your home’s facia boards, soffits, and eaves will eventually rot and the only way to save your walls is to replace the rotting wood.
Van De Hey Refined Roofing, LLC (VR Roofing) is a custom roofing company that provides gutter maintenance services. We are fully insured and bonded, asbestos certified, and we have a certified roofing license in both Wisconsin and Illinois. We also have a Fall and Spring Roof and Gutter Maintenance Program. Visit our website for more information about our gutter maintenance program or call Chris (920) 378-4798 or Cherie at (920) 378-4800.