Remodeling in Phoenix: Cleaning Your Gutters
If you live in the warm desert climate of Arizona – where it hardly rains – does your home really need gutters? And why do you need to bother cleaning and maintaining gutters if you don’t anticipate needing them?
Believe it or not, even homes in Phoenix, and its surrounding areas, need gutters. Here’s why:
- When it rains, it pours. Just like any other warmer-weathered regions, monsoon rains come to Arizona. And this is the kind of rain that falls hard and continuously for hours, even days. When you don’t have gutters securely in place, your entire home risks being several inches deep in rainwater, even after just a few hours of rain. Properly installed gutters can direct rainwater appropriately.
- Protect your home foundation. Without gutters, rain will freely fall from your home’s roof to the ground. And if the ground underneath the eaves is soft, rain can eventually create a canal that could get deeper and negatively impact your home’s foundation. If the ground is hard or cemented, waterfalls will spring off it to your wall. This can lead to eventual rotting walls and stains.
- Shield your landscaping. It’s common to plant gardens around the perimeter of a home, especially because decorative bushes and shrubs look good against house walls. However, these will not withstand heavy rains, especially when placed right under the eaves. With a gutter system in place, you can effectively direct the rain away from your plants and home.
Cleaning your gutters is something that should be done regularly as part of home maintenance. This is typically a job that needs to be done either annually or biannually, depending on the climate and the amount of trees near your home.
Getting your gutters cleaned will ensure that you don’t flood your yard, damage your foundation or roof, or even risk having your gutters rip off your home from the heavy weight of random debris.
Finally, always be sure to talk to several professionals before hiring anyone to ensure you hire someone you trust and who you can rely on to do the job.
At Republic West Remodeling, we are a leading team of home improvement contractors in Phoenix. Unlike other home remodeling contractors in Phoenix, we employ many of the people who contact clients and actually do the work that completes the project. Our craftsmanship and service, ethics and morality, timeliness and cleanliness, have always been far superior to anything the remodeling industry has ever seen. Contact us today for more information.