Open gutters run the risk of debris buildup that severely hampers their draining performance. Whether the accumulation is slime, sludge or silt, it should be dealt with promptly to keep your gutters in shape.
Algae can develop on the roof if regular cleaning is overlooked, leaving its surface stained and slimy. And when it rains, the green slime mixes with the water that flows into your gutters. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always get drained along with the runoff — the slime remains trapped inside the gutter system instead, contributing to its congestion.
Leaves, pine needles and other loose debris can find their way inside your gutters, especially if your home has plenty of adjacent trees. Over time, the accumulated debris decomposes into a soupy mass at the bottom of the gutters, making it hard to clean and get rid of. Sludge not only compromises the gutters’ draining ability — the additional weight it generates also puts strain on the gutters, causing them to pull away from the fascia.
Air or water sometimes carries small particles that resemble clay and sand, and dumps them inside your gutters. These are called silt, and they can build up inside the gutters and downspouts. Aside from creating blockages, silt can also wear down the gutter material because of their corrosive properties, leading to rust and leaks. Regular gutter cleaning may be able to prevent silt – and slime or sludge – from clogging the system, but a trusted roofer and gutter specialist like Christian Brothers Roofing has a much better solution.
We offer a wide array of quality and effective gutter protection systems, including Leaf Exterminator®, Leaf Sentry®, Leafproof® and Shur Flo®. By filtering out leaves, pine needles, and other loose debris, they’ll help keep sludge, silt and slime from developing inside your gutters. This allows for a gutter system that can efficiently and smoothly drain runoff and keep your home protected against excess water exposure. Give us a call, and we’ll help you explore your available gutter protection options and decide on the one that best suits your needs.
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Aside from roof repair and gutter replacement, Christian Brothers Roofing can also handle your gutter protection needs. Let us help you keep a clean and clog-free gutter system with our high-quality selection of gutter guards. Call us now at (502) 244-0208, or fill out this contact form to request a quote. We proudly serve the areas in and around Louisville, KY.