Storms, bush-fires, and insurance claims
Gutters are an important part of the roofing system and they require proper installation and maintenance to protect your home from storms and fires.
Gutters are designed to control rainwater from causing damage to your home. However, gutters are usually forgotten during normal home maintenance because most people only notice their function when it rains or in case of a leakage. When gutters are not cleaned regularly, they can accumulate dirt such as leaves and other debris. The blocked gutters can cause water to build up, resulting in rotting and rusting of the roof, which causes leaks and weakening of the walls of your home. Blocked gutters also cause water leaks that can destroy your foundation, walls, and the ground adjacent to your home and ruin your landscaping.
When debris in the gutters dries out it becomes a fire hazard, especially in areas prone to wildfires. Sparks from embers can fly ahead of the fire front and land on your roof. Insurance companies can reject a claim if this is a lack of proper maintenance and cleaning of your roof and gutters.
To avoid rejection of insurance claims, always ensure that you get a qualified roofing professional who has the experience and expertise to safely clean and maintain your gutters. A professional will prepare adequately. He needs to remove the accumulated debris from them safely. This is a time-intensive process and equally high risk due to the work being at heights and the risk of hanging power-lines. He needs extensive preparation and takes precautions to ensure his safety while working on the gutters. He will also require the right tools, cleaning products, and safety gear.