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Why Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?

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05/15/2013 14:56:54

Why Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?

It is Spring Cleaning time all over Georgia. We are opening our windows, working on our lawns, and cleaning our houses out. One item that is very important to add to your spring cleaning list is clearing out your gutters.  So this asks the question: Why do I need to clean my gutters?

Gutters are on the roof to help divert water away from the house. Gutters can also help prevent page6-img1erosion, leaks in basements, and protects painted/stained from being exposed to too much water. Gutters help protect your house from heavy water damage from wind and rain, especially during spring and summer storms.

What happens if gutters are not cleaned or damaged? Clogged gutters can lead to water backups that will sit against the house, and could potentially leak into the house. Stagnant water can lead to a breeding ground for mosquitos, or allows growth of small weeds and grass in your gutter. Clogged gutters can overflow and soak your foundation, and possibly damage your roof structure. If your gutter is damaged, the rain water could be pooling in a location that you are not aware of, and causing damage to the foundation of your house that you can not see until the water leaks into the house. Without gutters, you are risking potential rotting of siding, windows and foundation seepage.

What should I do if I believe my gutters are clogged, damaged, or I do not have any gutters? Time to call Bell Roofing! We would love to come out and take a look at your roof and gutters to figure out the best course of action for your needs. Bell Roofing uses heavy gauge 6 inch seamless aluminum gutters with 3×4 downspouts, which happen to be the largest system for residential homes. These aluminum gutters come in a variety of colors to match the color scheme of your home. We also offer a variety of gutter guards from screening to “helmet style” guards.

We, at Bell Roofing, would love to help you out with your gutter problems or replacements. Call us today us to come out and look at your roof and get a free estimate. Do not let clogged or damaged gutters ruin your house this spring; Bell Roofing is on the way!

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