Every fall and spring, roofing gutters need their building owner’s attention. That’s because during summer and winter storms blow excess debris into rain gutters, blocking their ability to sweep water off your roof.
What Gutters Do
The roofing gutters that surround the roof of a building divert rainwater and melted precipitation, such as ice, snow, and sleet, off the roof and safely away from the building’s foundation. The rain gutters attach to a downspout that swooshes the water from the gutters safely into the yard.
Cleaning Frequency of Rain Gutters
Without cleaning them out at least twice per year, leaves, sticks, acorns, and other debris fill them. That muck stops the rain gutter from doing its job, and that can damage your roof. When the drainage gutters fill with debris, they cannot divert water, so it pools on the rooftop. That means your roof could develop a leak or undergo water damage.
Many publications write about cleaning guttering systems at the end of fall. Those blogs tout the importance of removing fall leaves and branch particles from rain gutters. The nifty metal water diverters on your commercial building need cleaning after spring, too. During spring rains, pollen, flower parts, small limbs, and other debris blow into the rain gutters, blocking them just before summer storms hit, when they need to do their work. Not only does that stop the roof guttering system from doing its job, but when debris piles up in the gutters, making your business look unprofessional.
Have a Professional Roofer Clean the Rain Gutters
Besides saving you from the dangers of mounting a ladder and attempting to clean them yourself, having a roofer clean them offers you the ideal time to have a roof inspection, too. Every building needs a roof inspection once per year. Most roofers offer this inspection free when you purchase another service. This inspection can catch problems in early development, so you can repair them before they cause widespread damage.