Did you know that pollen can damage your home? Let us help you avoid that. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re a leader in the insulation and home performance industries. Serving customers throughout North Carolina, from Greensboro, Burlington, Elon and Mebane to Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, we can help with all your insulation and gutter needs, including cleaning and maintaining your gutters every season to keep them in tip-top shape. 

Spring in North Carolina means more rain, more flowers and blooming, and pollen. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know well that the pollen counts are rising at this very moment. Your home may also suffer from pollen allergies – your gutters in particular.

When pollen is released into the air, it naturally lands on surfaces as its main mode of pollination. The roof of your home, with its large amount of surface area, is showered with pollen particulates for the entirety of allergy season. All that extra pollen, dust and flowering buds can lead to lasting damage on our homes and gutter systems if not maintained properly. In addition to creating a higher risk of gutter obstruction due to the sheer amount of extra material that is washed off your roof, pollen can pose risks just by sitting there. Certain types of tree pollen, for example, are acidic. When this acidic pollen mixes with moisture, it can start to oxidize and eat away at any surface. This process doesn’t even require rain and can be activated simply by high humidity. Dry conditions can cause equal damage to your gutters as they can cause build-up leading to clogs and obstructions down the road.

So, what can you do to prevent gutter build-up, clogs, and obstructions? We recommend hiring a professional to clean your gutters! At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we are equipped with all the right tools to make sure that your home is properly protected from all the elements, including pollen and molds. We can even help prevent possible damage from pollen in the future by ensuring that your gutters and exteriors are in the best shape to resist any possible water and particulate damage. Contact us today to prevent gutter damage in the future and to take care of your home now!