Fall is the season for vibrant colors on trees and slightly chilly air. It’s also the season for getting some essential roof repair services and maintenance routines done to get your roof ready to face the winter. One important chore that has to do with your roof is keeping your gutters clean. With all the falling leaves, gutters can easily get clogged during fall, leading to all sorts of water-related problems with your roof and the rest of your home.
Keeping your gutters flowing freely is an essential part of seasonal maintenance, although it is certainly a chore many look forward to the least. Thankfully, you can do away with this gutter cleaning altogether by installing an effective gutter protection system. Here are some benefits of using gutter guards explained by our roof experts at Genesis Roofing.
Getting up on a ladder to clear away clogged gutters has many risks. Likewise, hiring a roofing contractor to clean your gutters up for you can cost you money. A gutter guard keeps leaves, twigs, and other debris from falling into the troughs and downspouts, saving you both time and money in gutter cleaning services.
When rainwater doesn’t flow freely inside your gutters, they often spill over other parts of your home, including the fascia, the siding, and your foundation. This leads to some untimely repair jobs. In some cases, it could even cause damage as serious as foundational damage and basement flooding. By keeping your gutters free of any blockage, a gutter protection system protects not just the gutters but also your family from any nasty repairs.
The most dangerous problem clogged gutters cause, especially during winter, is ice dams. The formation of ice dams can lead to serious problems on your roof, which might result in a premature roof replacement. Luckily, ice dams are unlikely to form in homes where gutters and downspouts are able to adequately handle melting snow runoff away from the roof.
At Genesis Roofing, we can help you find a gutter protection system to keep your gutters and downspouts clog-free this season. Give us a call at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Des Moines and other surrounding IA communities.