Keeping Your Gutters Clean: Why It’s Important
Over the life of your gutters and eves troughs, they will accumulate a surprising amount of debris build up, including dirt, shingles particles, leaves, pine needles, twigs, and branches. All this debris, while seemingly harmless, can build up in your gutters and obstruct the flow of rainwater runoff. When that rainwater runoff cannot be channeled and processed by your gutter system, it will overflow and inevitably find it’s way through your soffits and fascia and into the inside of your homes walls.
The damaging side effects of non-functioning gutters can include rotting wood, interior water damage, mold, leaky roof due to water backup under the roof line, insect nesting and infestation, and structural damage to foundations, doors, window casings, and more.