It’s always a great choice 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 know what can happen if gutters are left unattended.
It’s that time of the year again when people start to contemplate “spring cleaning,” begin to spruce up their homes, and to enjoy the arrival of warm weather. This means it’s time to start cleaning out closets, airing the house, and feeling a little lively after a long winter cooped up indoors. It also means that it’s the time of year when customers start to focus on the exterior of their house, which also means cleaning the gutters. It’s important to make sure all gutters are not crammed full of leaves and gunk, which can not only look unsightly but can potentially damage your customers home.
It’s essential to make sure that while cleaning gutters that you take steps to keep the roof safe during the time spent cleaning. You also need to make sure the gutters have not become so full of gunk that they have caused damage to the roof.
Dirty gutters can damage 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 service them. They need to be examined to ensure that they are not only cleaned out but that they are in good condition. Gutters can wear down with time, and if they are not adequately taken care of, they can easily break.
Gutters that are stopped up and don’t allow the flow of water can cause water to pool on the roof and eventually leak inside 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 an excellent grip to hold onto the ladder or water hose, are essential.
When someone without experience climbs onto a roof to clean gutters, it’s possible to accidentally pry the gutter loose, thereby causing damage by tearing away the fascia near the gutters, or even stepping on a 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/.