Long Island, New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Allied Roofing & Chimney, a roofing and chimney service company serving the Long Island and New York City communities, is reminding homeowners that even though winter has officially started, it is not too late to clean clogged gutters. Taking into consideration the plethora of issues and damage that can be caused should give all homeowners pause to contemplate and act on potential unseen issue.
By virtue of the location of gutters and the lack of visibility of any debris that might be present, it is not surprising that homeowners might forget about cleaning this important part of the house while focusing on what is readily seen. It is for this reason that the team at Allied Roofing & Chimney are offering this reminder because they have seen the various types of costly damage that can be caused by an issue that can be so easily addressed.
The fact is that even the smallest amount of debris can cause gutters to back up, keeping rain water from draining down and away from the house. When the gutters are clogged, gathering run-off from rain and melting snow will eventually overflow and fall where it is not intended to. This could lead to cracked foundation and leaking basements, rotten wood in the area where the gutters connect to the house and slippery sidewalks that are normally protected by the gutters. Additionally, in terms of rotten wood, the possibility of the rotting areas becoming an attractive nesting site for wood destroying insects once warmer weather arrives means that clogged gutters are the cause of both short term and long term issues. Additionally, while dealing with these issues may appear to be a simple but potentially dangerous DIY project for the homeowner, it is suggested that a professional gutter service provider like Allied Roofing & Chimney be called as the have the equipment and training to perform the task safely and efficiently.
Allied Roofing & Chimney is committed to providing the highest quality roofing and chimney services to the Long Island and New York City regions. The owner of Allied is always on every job making sure that it runs smooth; ensuring that every customer feels at ease by educating them of any problems they may have with their chimney. Possessing several years of experience, the team at Allied Roofing & Chimney and has seen it all so when it comes to chimney sweeps, chimney liners and cleaning there is no better name in the industry other than Allied. Allied Roofing & Chimney has locations in Freeport and Brooklyn and can be reached at 1-800-641-9080 or via their website at http://alliedchimneyny.com/contact-us/.