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Some Surprising Benefits of Gutter Cleaning

 1 July 2020

Gutters are the primary component of the water discharge system for a building. When functioning well, they will protect your doors, walls, ceiling, and foundation from permanent water damage. Additionally, they prevent flooding, minimize soil erosion around your property, and protect your fascia and patios from water-related staining and decay. Of course, these are just the basics and only apply given that your gutters are cleaned properly and regularly.

To truly appreciate their benefits, you have to make sure to remove all the dust, twigs, dirt, leaves or other random debris that can accumulate in them in just about any of Chicago’s seasons. In order to help you understand the benefits of having impeccably clean, fully-functioning gutters, we have created a list outlining the most important benefits of gutter cleaning.

Clean Gutters Prevent Permanent Damage to your Building

Ok — this one may seem like a no-brainer. However, with water being a leading cause of structural damage, the importance of having functional gutters cannot go unmentioned. Gutters are intended to channel water off the roof and away from your home and its foundation, however, they are not able to perform this function if they are clogged. If the water is not channeled properly, it can cause serious damage to your roof, ceiling, walls, and general structure of your home or place of business. 

Clean Gutters Expands your Roof’s Lifespan

Properly cleaning your gutters and ensuring that they do their job will prevent potentially critical damage to your roof. For example, during one of Chicago’s harsh winters, clogged gutters can trap ice adding immense weight and therefore, stress on your roof. If unattended for enough time, this pressure can even cause your roof to collapse. In addition to adding unnecessary weight and pressure to your roof, uncleaned gutter can also cause damage to your roof’s shingles. If the water and ice flow are not maintained, your singles can actually be moved apart, creating openings for roof leaks.

Clean Gutters expand your Gutter’s Lifespan 

Ever replaced your gutters? It’s not a fun or cheap process. So you better make sure you keep them clean and well-maintained because otherwise the accumulation of debris will cause irreversible damage to them. In fact, most building experts agree that clean gutters last longer than clogged gutters. 

As un-cleaned gutters accumulate debris and other particulates that add unnecessary weight onto the gutters. As a result, the gutters may detach from fascia boards and fall off. In addition, the organic matter in a clogged gutter may cause rusting and corrosion. 

How often do you clean your gutters? Are you sure you know what is required to ensure that your gutters have been properly cleaned? These are important questions that can be answered by our professionals at Primetime Window Cleaning. We have expertise and resources necessary to make your gutters are cleaned and fully functional. 

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