Are your gutters and home ready for windy weather?

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As homeowners, we often prioritise maintaining the interior of our homes, but what about the exterior? One crucial aspect that is often overlooked is the regular cleaning of gutters. Neglecting this task can lead to a host of problems, especially during windy weather. So, how can regular gutter maintenance protect your home from potential damage?

Prevents water damage
Gutters play a vital role in directing rainwater away from your home’s foundations. However, when gutters are clogged with debris, such as leaves, twigs and dirt, they become ineffective. Sometimes windy weather brings rain and these blockages can cause water to overflow and accumulate around your home’s foundation. The wind blows debris into the gutters and on the roof. It might not be raining with each wind event but what gets deposited will build up every time to form these blockages if not properly cleaned.

Avoids roof damage
Windy weather often brings with it a barrage of leaves, branches and other debris. If your gutters are clogged, this debris can accumulate on your roof, causing damage over time. The weight of the debris could lead to sagging or even structural damage.

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Imagine the damage all of this debris could do to your home and roof!

Maintains the longevity of gutters
Regular gutter cleaning is essential for extending the lifespan of your gutters. The heavy debris causes excess weight, putting unnecessary strain on the gutters. If left, over time the gutters will become damaged and bend out of alignment or even detach from the roof line.

By regularly maintaining your gutters, you protect your home from potential water damage, roof issues, exterior damage and avoidable costly repairs. Be ready for the next Tasmanian gusts of wind, it can get pretty rough. As I sit here writing this blog the wind is howling around me.

Call Gutter-Vac Northern & Southern Tasmania on 1300 654 253 to book or click here to get a quote today.

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