A frozen or clogged gutter can cause damage if left unattended.
It certainly isn't the most fun weekend project, but it's an important one nonetheless. While it's certainly easier to procrastinate cleaning out your gutters, there are a number of problems that can arise from debris building up.
People don't often stop to think of the issues that can arise from clogged gutters, but there are actually many. If water is not able to properly flow away from your house, then damage can result in a number of different locations, from your roofing to your foundation. There is a number of reasons to make sure that your gutters get cleaned out. Here is a look at a few of those reasons.
When leaves and other debris clog up your gutters to the point that water is flooding over, you can end up having issues with rot on your roofing. This is one of the main reasons that it's important to keep your gutters clean.
Keep Out Pests
Clogged-up gutters can be appealing to a number of critters as a nesting site. From birds to mosquitoes, a bed of damp leaves can be alluring.
Damage to Fascia
The fascia is that board that runs right behind your gutter. Overflowing water can damage this important component of your gutter system.
Each of these areas can cause water to enter your home during heavy rains, snowstorms, or ice storms causing issues that may not be seen for some time.