It is not good to neglect the cleaning of gutters. Build up of debris can cause a lot of damage.
Blocked gutters cause:
- Water ingress
- Roof deterioration
- Damage to the gutter and fascia.
The more debris in the gutters, the heavier it becomes. The gutter is designed to remove the water, not hold onto dirt, mud and moss or plants and grass. When the gutter cannot hold the weight of its contents it will pull away from the house. The gutter could be bent out of shape and cause damage to the fascia where it is attached to.
When debris is left for long periods of time, the corrosive mater in the gutters will create rust. The gutters will start to deteriorate quickly once rust sets in. Regular cleaning of gutters can prevent this and prolong the life of the gutters.
Water overflow in the gutter below, could potentially flow into the house with this gutter. The structure attached to the gutter could dam the water, pushing it back into the cavity. It is essential to keep this gutter clear of debris to allow the correct flow of water.
Allowing plants to grow can send a root system into the roof or create a matted ball in the gutter. It takes longer to clean the gutters, as we must hand clean first and then can vacuum clean the gutters. The cost of this gutter clean was two to three times the price it should have been on a regular gutter clean.
Regular gutter cleaning will save you money and potential damage.