Gutter cleaning may not be the most glamorous job, but it’s essential for your home’s upkeep. If you clean them, you’ll avoid complications like roof repairs, while also boosting curb appeal. If yours are overflowing with leaves and debris, handle the job quickly for the following reasons.

The Importance of Clean Gutters

1. Prevent Collapse

roof-repairs-middletownLeaves, dirt, and other build-up get heavy when compacted and may jar your gutters loose. This is common when trapped water freezes and snowfall sits. You can damage vehicles and landscaping below and will also have to hire roof repair professionals to re-hang the gutters. Aim to clean your gutters once in late spring and once in early fall.

2. Protect Your Home & Property

Clogged gutters won’t redirect water to a safe ejecting point on your lawn. Instead, water will spill over the sides, running down any vinyl siding and other exterior components, and oversaturating the soil below. This can quickly wear down your exterior, and soaked soil may lead to erosion, damage plants’ roots, and even cause foundation cracking and basement leaks.

3. Keep Pests Out

Birds, insects, and rodents love nesting and feeding in clogged gutters. Eventually, they’ll damage roofing and make their way inside your home. Many, such as cockroaches, create health issues, and pests like termites can cause significant damage to your home’s framing. Keep your gutters clear and trim back overhanging branches that give pests roof access.


If you need a hand with gutter cleaning, the roof repair team at Kingdom Roofing & Home Improvements LLC can assist you. Serving Middletown, OH, for over 20 years, this certified roofing contractor has the experience and qualifications to complete any gutter or siding project. Visit their website for a full breakdown of their services. Call (513) 571-2173 to schedule a consultation. You can connect on Facebook for news and updates.