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As we quickly head into spring, the warmer temperatures are already making their way into the Charleston area. With spring flowers come spring showers, which is why now is an excellent time to evaluate how ready your gutters are to handle the water. Gutters are one of those things that are often overlooked in home maintenance, but they shouldn’t be. Here are five reasons you might want to consider hiring a gutter company for the spring and summer ahead.

Aesthetic Enhancement

If it’s been a while since you have had your gutters cleaned, they probably are showing signs from the curb. When you allow dirt and debris to accumulate in your gutters, it just looks bad. For the low cost that it takes to hire a gutter company, it doesn’t make much sense not to. Sure, you can get up on a ladder yourself, but that can be dangerous – and really, who has the time?

Reduce the Risk of Damage to Your Gutters

Gutters aren’t designed to take much weight. When you allow dirt and debris to accumulate and absorb water, it can significantly weigh your gutters down. That additional weight can lead to your seams cracking and causing dents, or in some cases, pulling away from the house completely. It is much less costly to hire a gutter company for preventative maintenance than to have to hire them for a repair!

Reduce the Risk of a Pest Infestation

With the spring comes pest breeding frenzies. What do pests enjoy? Dark, moist, dirty places. Gutters that are caked with grime, bacteria, and algae create perfect breeding conditions. And if you allow an infestation to grow on your home’s exterior, it’s just a matter of time before it makes its way indoors. Having your gutters cleaned will reduce the risk that you have to hire an expensive pest control company – and it is always better to prevent pests than to clean up after they have taken over!

Reduce the Risk of Foundation Problems

Gutters are a critical part of your home because they keep the flow of water away from your home’s foundation. If you let water pool around the exterior of your house, up against the foundation, it can lead to cracks and leaks that will eventually hurt your home’s structural integrity! Also, if you have a basement, foundation issues can cause a basement flood, which is really messy and expensive. By hiring a gutter company, you can reduce the risk that water will harm your foundation and your basement!

With spring weather comes spring showers, which are great for spring blooming – but not great for your gutters if you haven’t properly maintained them. The good news is there is still plenty of time for you to schedule your gutter cleaning appointment in time for the rains to begin. Contact Gutter Boyz today to make your appointment and beat the rush!

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