It’s always a great option to add gutter cleaning as an additional service to your window cleaning business and right now is the perfect season. But why would clients want to spend the extra money? The experts at Shelton Roofing what can happen if gutters are left unattended.
It’s that time of the year again when people begin to contemplate “spring cleaning” and sprucing their home up in order to enjoy the warm weather soon to arrive. This means it is time to start cleaning out closets and airing the house to circulate air and feel a little lively after a long winter cooped up indoors. It also means that it’s the time of year when customers start focusing on the exterior of their house and part of this means cleaning the gutters. It is important to make sure they’re not crammed full of leaves and gunk that can not only look unsightly, but that can potentially cause damage to
It’s important to make sure that while cleaning your gutters out that you take steps to keep your roof safe during the time spent cleaning. You also need to make sure your gutters have not become so full of gunk that they have caused damage to the roof.
Dirty gutters can cause damage to your roof and home in several ways.
- Causing wood to rot and damage the roof and fascia near the gutters.
- Damage to your soffit if the gutters are heavy with debris and fall off.
- Water leaking down the side of a home and causing foundation damage.
- Damage to siding from excess water.
Gutters need to be cleaned at least twice each year. The spring and fall are the best times to spend cleaning the gutters. They need to be examined to ensure that they are not only cleaned out, but also that they are in good condition. Gutters can wear down over the years and if they are not properly taken care of, they can break easily.
Leaky gutters can also cause water to pool on the roof and eventually leak inside the roof or down the interior walls. By the time you notice water inside, you could be facing costly damage repairs.
For safety concerns, only agree to clean gutters if you have the proper tools and safety equipment. Shoes or work boots with good grip on the soul, a sturdy ladder and gloves that have good grip to hold into the ladder or water hose are important.
When someone without experience climbs onto a roof to clean the gutters, it’s possible to accidentally pry the gutter loose, thereby causing damage to the roof by tearing away the fascia near the gutters or even stepping on the wrong spot and tearing a hole in the roof.
Thank you to Shelton Roofing for this post. If you want more information on gutter cleaning from the experts, visit https://www.sheltonroofing.com/.