As springtime comes, the cold weather starts to go away. This is when you should begin cleaning your roof gutters so that they are cleared out before summer strikes.
When you’re outside in the springtime, there is pleasantly warm weather which can give a person energy just by breathing in the air. Nature starts to come alive with beautiful flowers blossoming and leaves growing on trees again. You’ll have nicer sunny days to look forward to instead of those cold miserable winter months. Who wouldn’t want to be outside in the spring? So, this makes it the perfect time to do home maintenance work.
Preventing Thunderstorm Damage
In certain geographical locations, the wintertime means a lot of snow, wind, and rain. This precipitation has likely built up on your roof during that time, especially if you have clogged gutters. When it turns spring, you need to unclog your gutters so that all the rainwater can drop off your roof. Otherwise, it will put pressure on your roof and eventually cause damage to your structure. If the downpipes are clogged, your home’s interior could suffer thousands of dollars in water damage. This is how serious poor water drainage on the roof can be. It is so much easier and less expensive to just unclog the gutters and downpipes yourself.
When autumn comes around, you should clean out your gutters then too. The cool weather will start to come out, making it comfortable to work outside again. Depending on where you live, you should avoid the summertime because the heat will be too much to handle. Spring and autumn are the best two seasons for cleaning gutters.
Bushfire Season Precautions
When there is warmer weather outside, it dries out the vegetation. This increases the chances of there being brushfires. The dryness of debris, such as leaves and twigs, is a dangerous fire hazard. This usually occurs around the end of spring and all throughout the summer. The best thing to do is eliminate the risk of brushfires before late spring strikes. Firefighters recommend people do this too. Brushfires will form immediately without warning, so you need to take precautions.
Stop Pest Infestations
Insects and pests exist everywhere outside. The trick is to not attract them to your house. But if you unknowingly have dead animals on your roof that are decomposing, you can be sure that a plethora of insects will be nesting there. Therefore, not only should you clean your gutters, you should also inspect your entire roof and make sure there are no dead animals there. You’ll want the entire roof to be nice and clean.
The Rate of Cleaning Gutters
The gutters of most commercial buildings and residential homes don’t need to be cleaned more than once per year. Of course, you may want to clean the gutters more than once per year if your property has a lot of trees and leaves hanging over the roof. It is best to clean your gutters in the autumn and/or spring. You’ll want your roof clean and unclogged so that rainwater can flow away nicely. Do this before the winter comes.
If debris falls regularly on your roof throughout the year, schedule a timeline for assessing the roof every 3 to 6 months.
Landlords and Property Managers
Landlords and property managers don’t need to worry about cleaning gutters and maintaining the roof themselves. They can just hire a professional handyman to service the roof for them. This especially comes in handy for property owners who don’t live near their property and need someone else to do this work for them.
Professional Gutter Cleaners
Now you should understand why cleaning your house’s gutters is important for preventing damage to it. So, make sure you plan to clean your gutters in the springtime when it is nice and warm outside. But if you would rather have a professional take care of this job for you, then you can rest assured that it will get done right. Professionals have commercial-grade tools to give gutters and downpipes a thorough cleaning. They will make sure all debris is wiped away clean. In the end, the drainage of your roof will be flawless.