Gutters are vital to draining water from your roof and protecting your property against water damage. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning can help keep them efficient. Once they clog, you could face serious consequences such as basement flooding, roof damage and erosion.
Read on to discover common causes of gutter clogs.
Poor Design and Installation
Clogging is a common issue in poorly designed and installed gutter systems. Debris could get stuck in the downspouts due to improper gutter installation. As a result, water will back up to the gutters and overflow to the rest of your home’s exterior. You can avoid this issue by working with a reliable and experienced contractor.
Debris From Nearby Trees
Are there trees surrounding your house? While they can add more appeal to your property and provide shade, they also increase the chances of gutter clogs. Leaves, seeds, twigs and other debris could end up in your gutters and restrict waterflow. These objects can also retain moisture that can attract pests and cause mold growth. Moreover, excessive debris buildup can cause your gutter system to sag. Save yourself from these problems by keeping your gutters clean and trees trimmed.
Neglected gutters tend to attract insects and small animals, especially birds. These creatures can use the materials stuck in your gutters to create their nests. Routine gutter inspections and cleaning can help keep animals and pests away from your home.
Sometimes, all it takes is a seed and a little moisture for weeds to grow. Decaying organic materials in your gutters could be the soil that weeds need to sprout and multiply. Stop them from growing in your gutters and causing clogs with regular cleaning and good drainage.
At Kroll Construction, we install quality gutter protection systems created to prevent clogs and reduce maintenance. We can also design and install the best gutters for your home. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.