For the purposes of proper home maintenance, we’re asking you to please put your mind in the gutter for a moment and answer a few questions.
When was the last time you paid attention to your gutters?
Was it last fall, when you noticed they were crammed with a pile of leaves, and you reluctantly put on your gloves and climbed up your ladder for the unpleasant task of clearing the clog?
Are you planning to put off that same unpleasant task for as long as possible this year?
Don’t! It’s not a good idea to neglect your gutters — and here are a few reasons why, courtesy of Trilogy exteriors, your gutter, roofing, and local siding contractors in Bucks County, PA.
When gutters are clogged and can’t do their job of diverting water away from your home, this can lead to roof damage, as well as cracks in your home’s exterior and foundation. When water seeps in through those holes, it can damage your walls, flood your basement, and ruin furniture and other possessions. Clogged or poorly functioning gutters can also lead to the erosion of your landscaping and damage patios and pathways.
Poor Air Quality
Water seeping into your home through cracks in the ceilings, walls, or foundation will eventually lead to the growth of mold and mildew. You do not want these pollutants circulating through the air in your home, especially if you or your loved ones already suffer from asthma or allergies.
Neglected gutters filled with leaves and debris can be a breeding ground for insects, such as wasps and mosquitos, or make a comfortable home for squirrels and other rodents. You don’t want any pesky freeloaders hanging around your home and possibly finding their way inside!
It Just Looks Bad!
A home with clogged or broken down gutters has very little curb appeal. It projects a negative image, both to passersby and to your own family and friends. You deserve better than that!
The good news is, you can save yourself that entire headache — from the task of cleaning the gutters to the consequences of neglect — with a simple phone call to Trilogy Exteriors. We offer thorough, professional gutter cleanings at an affordable price for homeowners throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County, PA. If we discover that your old gutters are cracked, dysfunctional, and doing your home more harm than good, we can perform a full gutter replacement.
Don’t wait until your gutters are clogged with the remnants of fall and you’re dealing with snow on top of it all! Contact Trilogy Exteriors today to schedule a gutter-clearing, roofing, or vinyl siding installation service in Bucks County, PA.