What problems are caused by clogged gutters?

What problems are caused by clogged gutters?

To prevent significant property damage, it's important that your gutters are properly directing water away from your home. If your gutters are clogged, then water damage could become an issue on your roof. At Houston Roofing & Gutters, our experienced crew can expertly repair gutter damage. We also specialize in gutter maintenance that will help to ensure that water is successfully channeled away. And if your home needs new gutters, we can provide a flawless installation of a brand new gutter system.

Issues Caused by Clogged Gutters

If organic debris, such as leaves and twigs, clogs up your gutters, then water is liable to spill onto your roof where rot could ensue. A particular concern is that the fascia, which is the board that goes across your roof edge, will become prone to rotting. Also, when water continuously spills over onto your rooftop, there's a greater likelihood that it will end up seeping into the home and cause water damage in your house's interior.

Another potential problem with clogged gutters is that water will spill over onto garden beds and cause plants to become overwatered. When plants get excessively watered, they're liable to start dying off. Also, if water is spilling over alongside your house, then it may start to accumulate along your foundation, which is something best avoided. If there are freezing winter temperatures, this water may freeze and cause cracks in your foundation.

Tips for Cleaning Your Gutters

It's best to clean out gutters biannually. To clean out your gutters, there are a couple of methods you can follow. For manual leaf removal, climb your ladder and fill up a bucket with leaves. As you go along, dump the leaves/twigs onto a tarp that you've spread below, which will make it easy to haul the leaves away. You could also climb up the ladder with a garden hose that has its nozzle set to high. Then you start blasting the muck out of your gutters. Or, if you're not comfortable doing work up on a ladder or on your rooftop, you can play it safe by arranging professional gutter maintenance.

Gutter Repair & Maintenance in Houston, TX

When you need gutter repair or maintenance, contact Houston Roofing & Gutters at (832) 843-2922. Our local roofers are expertly trained in repairing any type of gutter trouble. Feel free to give us a call today to ask for a free gutter estimate in Houston!

Houston Roofing and Gutters Blog
Posted: August 21, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ