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Do You Know that Periodic Roof Gutter Cleaning Enhances the Value of Your House?

June 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Roofing

A fall tradition and you can see leaves clogged in the gutter. Homeowners traditionally doing house roof gutter cleaning in autumn season.

Although roof gutter cleaning is a simple process and does not involve much expenses, neglecting it may cause extensive damage to your property resulting in a huge repairs bill. In order to save large expenses in the long run, it is advisable to maintain your roof properly by cleaning gutter of the roof periodically.

The main purpose of the rain gutter roof on your house is to handle the rain water and channel water away from your house. In some cases, the water traveling in house rain gutters face some obstruction from some debris or garbage which may have accumulated on the roof and as a result water also starts filling up until it flows over the sides of the gutter and travels to the sides of your house. This may cause serious problems such as leakage etc. To avoid all these situations, it is necessary to maintain a clear gutter.

Although the process of gutter clean out is very simple yet there are fears and risks associated with it. People are afraid of falling down from the roof or the ladder in the process of cleaning the gutters and as such it is advisable to entrust this job to professionals who have experience in cleaning gutters.

You must look for a qualified company which is licensed and insured and has all the necessary tools and equipments required for cleaning house gutters. Although they will charge you a fee but you can do away with the hassles of doing it yourself and can ensure proper cleaning of your roof which will surely enhance the value of your property.

However, if you are a do it yourself man and are familiar with the process of how to clean rain gutters, then you may do so but make sure that you use a strong and sturdy ladder and do not forget to wear hand gloves in order to protect your hands from injuries.

The process for cleaning roof gutter should start with scooping out loose debris with the help of a garden trowel. Try to scoop the debris when it is damp and pliable. After scooping the debris you can wash out each length of gutter with the help of a high pressure nozzle mounted on a water hose. If there are any obstructions in the drainpipes, the debris should be flushed down by pushing with the hose.

Although it is somewhat messy job but to prevent all the trouble in the future and keep your house in spick n span condition, roof gutter cleaning must be carried out periodically either yourself or with the help of hired professionals.

Comments

4 Responses to “Do You Know that Periodic Roof Gutter Cleaning Enhances the Value of Your House?”
  1. David Harris says:

    i think the best roofing are ceramic based because it is a very good insulator.”~;

  2. We always choose metal roofing instead of ceramic roofing because we believe that metal roofs last longer.*;”

  3. Louis Price says:

    the best roofing is either ceramic or metal roofing-,;

  4. I totally agree with this article! I just recently cleaned out some roof gutters in my home and must’ve filled up a bath tub with what came out! Metal roof gutters are good but will rust easily if water is allowed to stagnate due to obstructions.

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