We’re glad you asked! Gutters are designed to lead rainwater away from your home so that it can’t pool up in any one area. When this process is interrupted, they can’t do their job, and all sorts of problems can erupt. Pooling water can eventually lead to roof damage, or water that falls too close to the house in the wrong locations may cause flooding down below and eventually erode landscaping or even cause damage to your home’s foundation.
In some cases, gutters can be damaged by falling branches and other heavier debris. Sometimes, a replacement of the broken portion of gutters is all it takes to prevent further issues. Most commonly, gutters are simply not properly cleaned or maintained, which can lead to a lot of build-up over time. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, and at any time when you have reason to believe debris has gotten inside of them.
If your gutters are past due for a little TLC, don’t hesitate to give us a call!