Homeowners often put off cleaning the gutters because doing so can be a messy job. Don’t make that mistake! It is important that you maintain a free-flowing gutter system as your gutters prevent rain from running from your roof and falling too close to your house. Flowing water away from your house properly will protect your foundation, keep stains from developing on your siding, and keep walkways ice-free in the wintertime. Also, it will take you only a short period of time to clean, and cleaning them will alert you to other problems you may have on the roofline.