Don’t Forget to Clean Your Gutters!
Now that fall is here and the leaves are starting to drop, it is imperative to clean your gutters!
As debris builds up in your Murfreesboro gutters, the chance of a dangerous and expensive catastrophe greatly increases. The best way to avoid a truly perilous situation is by making sure your gutters are free of all leaves, sticks, and any other type of debris that may have wound up there.
If you are in need of new gutters, siding, or any other roof repair, don’t hesitate to contact the Murfreesboro Roofing professionals at All Roofing, Siding, and Gutters today to schedule an inspection
Full Gutters Are Dangerous Gutters
While you might think that a few leaves and twigs couldn’t really pose that much of a threat to your home, you should think again. All it takes is a light rain store to turn those thin and light leaves into a soggy and heavy mess. While the weight of the mass is one issue, the collection of wet and sticky leaves will clog your drains as well.
Standing water is a gutter’s worst enemy. It has been found that just one inch of standing water adds 5 pounds-per-square-foot of load weight onto your gutters. A clogged gutter that cannot function properly will hold more and more water until the hardware eventually gives way and the whole system collapses.
How Can You Prevent a Collapse?
The best way to avoid dealing with an expensive and unfortunate collapse is to make sure your gutters and drains are always clear. Autumn is the time of year where trees shed their leaves, so you want to be especially vigilant during this time of year.
It is a good use of your time to test your gutter system just by spraying them with a water hose and observing how long it takes water to exit through the drains. If it takes too long or doesn’t drain at all, you need to take immediate action and clear your gutters.
What Else Causes Gutter Problems?
Aside from the massive amounts of leaves that fall this time of year, snow and ice also present a danger to your gutters. As the temperature plummets in the winter and snow storms become prevalent, standing water can quickly become solid blocks of ice.
As pooled water freezes, it expands and takes up more space in your gutters. This could put even more stress on the hardware that supports your gutters further increasing the chance of a disaster.
When Is It Time to Call a Professional?
If you ever feel like your gutters are at risk of collapsing, you should waste no time in calling your local roofing professional. There is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to protecting your roof!
A roofing professional will do much more than just clean your gutters, but also check other areas of concern to make sure your entire gutter system is as sound as possible.
All Roofing, Siding, and Gutters are the premier roofing professionals in Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee area. Call us today to schedule an inspection! (615) 390-8099