Home improvement has become a new buzz word and each and every one of us wants to keep our home beautiful and do whatever necessary to make it look good, but in the process, we often forget to make those improvements which are necessary to keep our house in its safe and secure form. To keep our house is good shape, it is very important that we don’t ignore guttering and its maintenance. Majority times it happens when we completely forget to maintain our roof guttering which can lead to some serious problem in long run if not looked after properly. Guttering is build keeping a simple thing in mind and that is, it channels the flow of rain water away from your house. It also helps in stopping any type of water accumulation on your roof, which can lead to any type of property damage as water can sip right through its roofs. Thus, that being said it is very important that we maintain our property’s guttering system to avoid any kind of problems which can lead to some costly and unhygienic situations.
Here are some points which explains why guttering maintenance is important for your property.
#1. Roof Damage:
Roof is one of the most affected area from any blockage in your guttering system. Any blockage in your property’s gutter system can lead to accumulation of water in different parts of the lines hence that is the reason why gutter replacement and repairing is must. The tree leaves and dust particles which caused the clogging than rots and thus your roof is affected with it. As water can sip in right through in and damage the roofs.
We all love our homes to be clean and tidy, but what a clogged guttering system can attract is pests that can dwell on the guttering and thrive there. Birds can build their nests on it, clogged up water on the gutters can lead to breeding site for mosquitoes and many other creatures such as rats, etc. can get attracted by clogged up gutters. So, it is very important to clean it up and maintain it to keep these pests away.
#3. It can Damage Fascia:
Fascia is nothing but a panel which is placed exactly behind guttering. Clogged gutters can lead to overflowing water which can damage this panel which important part of any guttering system. So, it very important to have regular maintenance of gutters.
#4. Can Spread Water Unnecessarily:
The purpose of any guttering is to systematically remove water from roofs and divert it so that it can’t affect the place where you don’t want any excess amount of water, for e.g. in the gardens. Now, the excess water can fall on to the garden and damage the plants which you have nurtured with care by drowning them. So, to avoid such situation from happening it is very important to clean the gutters and maintain it.
#5. Damage to Foundation:
Damage to your property’s foundation is a nightmare which you want to avoid in reality. But it can happen if don’t maintain and clean guttering system. The excess water which accumulates around the foundation due to clogging of gutter system can create cracks in the very foundation of your property and can weaken its tensile strength, so it is very important that we don’t let this situation to happen.
#6. Foul Smell:
Due to moulds and pests, clogged up gutters can create foul smell spreading across your property. It can lead to disease and embarrassment when guests come and visit your home. So, it becomes really important to clean the guttering system and avoid such situation from occurring.