It is a great idea to make sure your gutters are cleaned at least 2 times a year to keep debris from damming up and causing clogs. This prevents water from backing up under the first row of shingles which causes damage to your roof decking. Other factors can cause an older roof to age more rapidly. ¬†For instance, if the granules have started releasing from the shingles and showing up in your gutters and down spouts then the UV rays from the sun can begin to dry out the asphalt and make the shingles become brittle at an faster rate. Spring is here and it’s a great time for getting a new roof before the showers expose leaks that you may not have noticed before. Contact Consolidated Roofing Systems for your Free Estimate Today!