The Importance of Routine Gutter Cleaning

Importance of Routine Gutter CleaningWinter is the ideal time to ensure that debris left behind from the past seasons, including fallen leaves, pine straw, pine cones, small sticks, and acorns, have not clogged your home’s gutters. Clogged gutters may be unable to control the flow of rainwater,  and, as a contributor to observes, “An inch of rainfall doesn’t sound like much, but when it falls on an average-size roof, it adds up to a 1,900-gallon torrent sluicing off the eaves. That’s an awful lot of water that can cause an awful lot of damage if your gutters aren’t up to the task of controlling it.”

In the ongoing quest of home maintenance, routine gutter cleaning should be done at least twice a year. The good news is that the crew from Colour Solutions is up to the task. That’s right! Now, you can leave the messy and sometimes treacherous job of climbing up the ladder and clearing out that “mystery mess” to us! Even if falling leaves are not a concern, it is beneficial to have a professional examine a home’s gutters for damage and other issues.

A common problem we often encounter in southeastern N.C. is the affinity that squirrels and some birds have for the inner spaces between gutters and gutter guards. Their nests and stashes of acorns may be causing problems that you were not aware of.

When the gutters are full of debris, water becomes trapped and can leak, seep, or freeze. Any of those actions can threaten the integrity of your home’s roof, siding, and foundation. Please give Colour Solutions a call so that we can take the necessary steps to clean out your gutters and ensure they can do their intended job.

Please note that when gutters are clogged, the efficiency of the attached downspout system is severely hampered. Well-maintained gutters serve to divert rainwater away from a home. When they are not draining properly, water can pool around the foundation and too much moisture at the foundation can lead to some very expensive repairs.

To ensure that your gutters are doing their job, let us do ours! Please call the Colour Solutions team at 910-686-3067. Remember that we are also a full-service residential and commercial painting company located in Wilmington, N.C.