What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your Gutters on a Regular Basis?

by | Jun 24, 2019 | News

Failing to clean your gutters isn’t something you want to let happen. Whether you live in an area with frequent storms, or there are several tall trees close to your home, the debris fallen on your gutters can cause a lot of trouble down the line, and can lead to you having to repair your gutters, having roofers in Fort Worth repair your roof and siding, or having someone fix the foundation of your home, while spending thousands of dollars in the process.roofers in Fort Worth install and repair gutters

The main role that your gutters have is to keep rainwater away from your home and to prevent ice dams from forming during the winter. Failing to clean your gutters regularly can cause these problems to occur quite frequently, placing a lot of strain on your roof during the winter (due to the weight of the ice dams) and causing your home to suffer severe water damage over time.

If you don’t clean your gutters on time, the gutters themselves might also suffer. The debris that clogs them up and the stale water can attract pests and cause premature rusting which would shorten the lifespan of your gutters. The result will be that you’ll have to spend up to $2,000-$3,000 for a new gutter system, when the one you have might have only been installed a short time ago.