One of the most common problems homeowners face is clogged gutters. Over time and during rainy seasons, your gutters can become clogged. It can be very tiring to clean the gutters often, so it’s best to learn why gutters get clogged so you can prevent the issue.
Weeds grow everywhere, even in your gutters. This happens when the wind introduces seeds into your gutters. Debris like decaying leaves are used by weeds to grow. Make sure to keep leaves and weeds out of your gutters. You can also check the slope of your gutters for proper drainage.
The most common reason why your gutters get clogged is leaves. They may cause buildup and make your gutters not drain rainwater properly. You would want to trim trees that are already overgrown and are just contributing to clogging your gutters.
Birds and squirrels may start using your gutters as their home. When animals start building their nests, it may cause destruction in your gutters and possibly your roof, too. A mesh cover is suggested to keep animals away from your gutters.
When the gutter damage gets to be too much, you may want to consider bringing in professionals to do the job. Gutter damage can also affect your roof. Christian Brothers Roofing can help. You can call us now at (270) 715-1999 or fill out our online form for an appointment.