In this blog we’ve told you many times how important it is to clean your gutters. By doing a thorough cleaning twice a year, in the fall and late spring, you can avoid bothersome clogs that may lead to water damage to the gutter, roof, siding and foundation of your home.
But there is another reason to doing regular maintenance on your gutters and roof: insurance claims. Not every homeowner reviews their policy closely and may not be aware that if a storm hits and causes serious damage to your roof or gutters, and it is determined by the claims adjuster that you could have prevented the damage by installing a new roof or gutters, you may be denied a claim. This means you pay for all repairs and replacements out of pocket, and won’t be cheap.
This can be the case even with a serious hurricane. Insurance companies will look for any detail they can find to avoid paying out a claim (just read the countless horror stories from Hurricane Katrina) and if they find out you haven’t performed any maintenance on your gutter or roof in a certain amount of time, you will be stuck paying the bill.
Avoid costly repairs and replacements by contacting Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors today so you can ensure that you are covered when an adjuster asks when was the last time you had your gutters cleaned or your roof inspected.