Your gutters are your roofing system’s lifeline in the fight against water and moisture damage. Without a fully functional gutter system, water will pool on your rooftop. Standing water on a roofing system quickly deteriorates your roofing materials; it’s capable of lifting shingles, causing your wood shingles and shakes to rot, rotting your roof deck, causing holes in your roof deck, and ultimately leading to water leaks inside your home. Your gutters help drain all excess water away from your rooftop and property.
If you want to get the best out of your gutters and have your rooftop taken care of, then you need to clean out your gutters regularly. Gutters are dirtied or clogged by things like leaves, twigs, pine cones, pet hair, all sorts of litter, and more. If you have trees close to your house, the chances are that your gutters are regularly clogged by plant debris. The wind is also a significant contributor to the dirt and debris in your gutters.
These are some of the best seasons to clean your gutters in Minneapolis:
Fall is by far the best time of year to regularly have your gutter system cleaned. Fall is when most plants and trees lose their leaves and flowers. When moisture mixes with old plant debris, it can create the perfect environment for mold to grow and bacteria to spread. This plant matter usually ends up in your gutters, and when left for too long, they will end up clogging them.
Winter is the time when Minneapolis receives most of its snow. During this time, snow may collect in your gutters and cause a blockage. A snow-clogged gutter system is incredibly heavy. This frozen snow and ice can cause your gutters to buckle and break under this weight.
During the summer season, Minneapolis receives most of its rainfall. Your gutters are in place to rid your rooftop of any excess moisture. When your gutters are clogged with dirt and debris, your gutters cannot effectively do their job, and you risk deteriorating your gutters and your roofing system.