25 Jan 2016

At PBS we have already explained how to fix your guttering when its overflowing or leaking. The main function of guttering is to stop water from running down the walls of your house and eventually causing damage to your property

Here are several reasons gutter maintenance is important.

 

INSECTS

When your gutters don’t have the proper maintenance, water builds up in them and attracts insects. Mosquitoes, earwigs, spiders will nest near your gutters, which can lead to damage to your property.

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ANIMALS

Small animals like birds, mice, rats, squirrels like to nest inside the guttering, creating debris. Small animals like to chew their way through the guttering, looking for the warmness of the house. If you keep you gutters clean, there will be no chance they can nest in them.

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DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY

  • When water overflows it can make the painting of your walls start peeling off
  • Also overflowing can cause damage to the foundation of your walls, causing cracks. The cracks on the wall can turn into a very expensive repair bill.
  • Leaking near the roof may eventually lead to its collapse, make sure you contact Transition Roofing contractors in Texas. It can also lead to filtering water into the basement, which can cause mold and expensive water damage. Make sure a decent roofing comapany can help you fix it.
  • Damage to your garden

 

FUNGAL

Moss acts as a sponge,  it holds water close to the structure of your house. Moss, mold and fungus are dangerous to your health and home.  It is a toxic and expensive problem that can be avoided by keeping  your gutter clean.

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ROTTING WOOD

Debris in your gutters can lead to rotting of the fascia boards.  The water level in the gutters doesn’t need to be high for the rotting to take place. That’s because the debris can transfer water from  your gutters to the fascia and soffits.  It’s an expensive problem that simple and easy maintenance can prevent.

 

 

At PBS we offer high quality guttering systems, we have over 20 years of experience in roofing.  For more information on our roofing or cladding services, please contact us

 

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