Reasons Why You Should Clean Out Your Gutters

There are many reasons why you should clean out your gutters.  Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your home in many ways you would not imagine.  Your gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. Gutters reroute water away from your home protecting your roof, siding and the foundation.

reasons to clean out your gutters

Rotting Wood, Fascia and Soffits

Debris and moisture accumulating in gutters that are not clean is the perfect environment for rodents and insects.  Rotting wood, fascia, and soffit attract roaches, termites, earwigs, and mosquitos.  Twigs and leaves attract birds, mice, and other small rodents to inhabit your gutters and sometimes make their way into your home.  The extra weight of the debris and nesting animals can weigh down the gutters causing them to fall from your home. Water remains in clogged gutters causing them to sag, and fasteners become loose.  Gutters full of debris means water has no room to drain. Water will puddle on the roof and eventually leak inside the house.

Overall Appearance

Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause chipped paint, rusty gutters, damaged shingles, and cracked siding.  Gutters that are not cleaned can ruin the overall appearance of your home. Water flowing from gutters can wash away plants and destroy your landscaping.

Foundation and Basements

Foundation and concrete damage can be caused by gutters that are not cleaned.  Large amounts of water coming from overflowing gutters can damage concrete foundations and make its way into your basement.  Flooding water can lead to water damage, black mold, and unwanted basement smell.

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