Five Reasons to Keep Your Gutters Free-Flowing

Why Keep Your Gutters Clear?

Most of what we convey to others comes through our body language. A smile or frown can tell a lot more about what we are actually thinking than words can. Believe it or not, the appearance of your home also conveys messages. You think differently about a home that’s well-kept as opposed to the one that’s not.A clean curbside appearance shows that you care about your property, and rightfully so. Your home is a big investment. Clear Cut Window Cleaning will keep your windows looking pristine longer, due to our pure water cleaning process, but did you know that we also clean gutters?Keeping your gutters cleaned and clear is essential for protecting your home’s value. This is particularly true in Minnesota. Our weather patterns can wreak havoc on your home if your gutters are not kept up. There are plenty of reasons why you should be concerned. Here are five major considerations:

Water Streaks

We mentioned curbside appeal. It’s what makes people notice your home when they drive by. What you don’t want them to see are the dirty water streaks that can appear when your gutters are overflowing because they’re clogged with leaves and debris. A lady with mascara running down her cheeks looks sad--so does your home when it's covered with grimy water streaks caused by clogged gutters.

Damage to Your Roof

Blocked gutters can cause roof damage. In Minnesota, that damage can be worse because of the effects of water freezing and thawing. Ice dams can be one of the biggest threats to the value of your home. With these warm summer days, it can be hard to think about the freezing temperatures of winter that await us. However, cleaning your gutters and keeping them clean now will help keep your roof is good shape.

Wood Rot

Leaves and other debris create blockages, which hold moisture and cause wood to rot. You may not even notice the damage until outside problems begin to show up indoors in the form of water spots on your ceiling or walls.

Space Invaders

We’re not talking about aliens, here. Unclean gutters are often home to unwanted creatures, such as rodents and birds, and, of course, they can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. You don’t want the gutters of your home to invite these critters to invade your space.

Damage to Your Foundation

During the summer, you may not think about it much, but come winter, water overflowing from blocked gutters can seep into the foundation. Freezing causes the moisture to expand, producing cracks in your foundation.The thought of getting up there to clean the gutters may cause a headache or make your knees tremble due to a fear of heights. Fortunately, Clear Cut Window Cleaning is only a call away, and we are not afraid of heights, nor do we mind getting our hands dirty. In fact, we look forward to giving you the excellent service you require to keep your home safe from damage and looking its best.When it’s time to clean out those gutters, give us a call. We’ll make sure the job is done right and we won’t leave a mess for you to clean up after we are gone. The team at Clear Cut Window Cleaning takes pride in how we cater to our patrons. We provide the excellent care we would like to receive if we were the customer. Cleaning the windows, gutters, driveways, and sidewalks of Minneapolis and St. Paul area residents, and doing it with friendly professionalism and excellence, is what we are called to do!