A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.
Gutters serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.
When your gutters become clogged with debris to the point that water is flooding over you can end up with more serious issues with your roofing, this is why it is important to keep your gutters clean.
What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?
If gutters are not cleaned and water overflows from the gutters, it will run along the buildings foundation . If the foundation becomes wet and then freezes, this will cause water damage leading to cracks. In extreme cases, water damage can cause structural failure in a building.
How often do you need to clean your gutters?
Gutter cleaning experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year– once in the late spring and once in the late Autumn /early Winter . There are a few factors you might want to consider is inspecting your gutters every 3 months if you are prone to pine trees growing above your house.