Clogged gutters are one of the many problems that can occur in any home. This can lead to roof damage, affecting some of the components like the wooden fascia, or to the destruction of the home’s foundations if neglected.
Learning what causes your gutters to clog can help you better take care of them. It can also help you make the decision to invest in a gutter protection at some point.
Trees in the Vicinity
Having trees helps enhance your home’s curb appeal. However, they are one of the main causes why gutters get clogged. All year round, trees shed leaves, especially during the fall. They then get on your roof and in the gutters and downspouts, sometimes carried by the wind. Clogging becomes even worse when they stay wet for a long time, especially during times of rain or snow, as the debris is more difficult to remove.
The best way to deal with trees is to trim them once they’ve reached your roof. That way, you prevent leaves from getting into your rain gutters.
Sometimes, nature is not the problem. Downspouts, which channel rainwater down the storm drain, could be installed incorrectly or may even have a design flaw. In such instances, debris can get trapped in them, especially in the entry or exit points. This blocks the flow of water, causing it to collect in the gutters.
Getting Gutter Protection
Regular inspections and maintenance are essential for your roof gutters to function well. However, it is also not a bad idea to equip it with guards that help prevent clogs. Seamless Exterior can install a gutter protection for you.
Our company offers gutter guards for homeowners looking to protect their roofs from potential damage due to clogs. Here, we install Gutter Helmet®, a system that keeps debris and dirt away from your gutters while rainwater flows naturally off your roof.
To minimize clogging in your Iowa home’s roofing system, call Seamless Exterior today so we can install Gutter Helmet and protect your gutters. Dial (319) 243-3600. We serve Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Marshalltown, IA.