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There's More To A Gutter System Than You May Think

Leave your clogged gutter problems to us!

Gutters are not only a part of the investment that you have made on your home, but they also provide an important function for you and your family. Most homeowners don't put too much thought into their gutters before they start experiencing issues. But it is important to know that regular gutter cleaning can prevent many frustrating and destructive issues to the structure of your house. Because of this, homeowners should make it a priority to take care of and clean out their gutters.

Failing to keep gutters clean may put the important parts of your home in serious jeopardy, such as:

Wood Damage
Leaves and other debris can pile up in your gutters and collect moisture against the fascia board, the wooden foundations of the gutters that line the edges of the roof. Essentially, the debris pulls moisture up from various parts of the gutters to work through the fascia board and even to the outer edges of your roof where the moisture can severely damage the wood around your house. Furthermore, the water pooled by this debris can attract mosquitoes and termites that can cause a home to become a significantly less pleasant place to live.


Structural Damage
Clogged gutters are a major factor in instances of basement flooding. As water  on the roof gathers around the infrastructure of the gutters and eventually spills over, it will quickly leak into and pool in your basement. If this continues it will weaken the foundations of the house and cause the structure to weaken and crack. The same can happen to your walkways and driveway.


Roof Damage
With regard to your home's roof, shingle damage can occur due to negligence of proper gutter cleaning. When leaves are left and become piled too deeply in your gutters, water can cause damage to your roof and shingles by getting into the roof sheathing causing it to rot, even possibly causing rotting of the roof's rafters.




Gutter cleaning can be one of the most important parts of the maintenance regiment for your house. All homeowners should be sure to give their gutters all the care and attention that they can, to ensure the preservation of their investment.

Here at Squeegee Pros, we offer full-service gutter cleaning and gutter guard instillation for all of Lake Norman and surrounding areas. Visit our website www.SqueegeePros.com for a free quote with no obligation.