Your gutters are just important to your home and your roof than anything else. They require maintenance and care to perform their job. Its suggested that you give your gutters a good cleaning once a year. If you live in an area covered by trees though, we would suggest more than that.
There are a multitude of problems that can be caused by clogged gutters. Some of these problems are more than just superficial as well. Clogged gutters can lead to a leaky roof or basement, as well as cracked foundations. In addition, if your gutters are clogged enough to allow for water back up, you could very well experience rotting wood that would have an effect on the roof sheathing and framing.
If you have water pooling in your gutters, especially in Florida, you will have an increase in disease carrying mosquitoes. Mosquitoes, among many other pesky bugs love moisture. Your gutters provide a perfect home for them to live and breed in.
Regular maintenance on your home in all aspects will go a long way in preserving the resale value of your property, as well as giving you an aesthetically pleasing place to live. Your gutters have a lot to do with maintaining the good condition of your roof, so be sure to not overlook the cleaning of these, because invasive roof repairs can get expensive.