As the leaves start to turn red and a cold chill can be felt in the air, you know fall is just around the corner. The changing season brings hot chocolate, snug sweaters, and fall cleaning.
With summer far behind us, it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the cooler winter months. So, while you’re preparing your fall cleaning checklist, don’t forget to pay attention to your home’s exterior—particularly the gutters!
Not sure why this seemingly obscure part of the house requires such attention and care? Here are a few reasons that’ll change your mind:
Gorgeous hues of red, orange, and yellow, falling leaves are a staple of this season. While they may be a gorgeous sight to behold, the foliage can be a nuisance for your home’s gutters.
Dry leaves and debris that shed from leafy trees can collect on the roof, causing the gutters to clog and restricting draining. This makes matters worse when rainstorms or snowfall eventually begin, leading to pools of water collecting on the roof with nowhere to go.
Weakened structural integrity
Beautiful leaves aren’t the only things raining down on your property during the fall season. Precipitation is a common occurrence during this season and clogged gutters will make this your worst nightmare as a homeowner.
When rainwater collects on the roof, it’ll eventually damage the roof’s foundation by weakening the structure and causing seepage that’s costly to fix. Water damage doesn’t just impact the exteriors of your property, it seeps in to create lasting trouble for the interiors too.
A safe haven for pests
Pesky critters are always looking for nooks and crannies to make their home, so piles of untouched wet leaves and debris are a welcome sight for them. Ants, birds, mice, termites, squirrels, and mosquitoes can make the clogged gutters their home, making nests and nibbling away at your home’s structure while they’re at it.
Of course, once these critters make your roof their home, they may venture into your property too. If you want to avoid finding mice and squirrels scurrying around your attic, a thorough gutter cleaning project is necessary!
And who better to trust with your home’s exteriors than Wash Pros Exterior Cleaning & Landscaping? Our exterior cleaning services in Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, and Qualicum address any cleaning and maintenance issues you may be experiencing as you head into cooler weather.
For a free estimate before you get started, get in touch with us at 2507356644.