You’re outside and you notice that your gutters are not properly draining as they should. You might even be inside and notice brown or yellow water stain marks on the walls and ceilings. No matter how you discover that you have a clog in your gutters, you might wonder how the clog occurred in the first place.
Let’s talk about what causes your gutters to clog and how to remedy this situation.
The Buildup of Leaves and debris
While the purpose of your gutter is to allow rainfall to divert away from your home, sometimes it can serve as a catch-all for debris. This includes leaves, sticks, and even trash that can blow in the wind.
When you fail to clean out and maintain your gutters, this debris can quickly build up.
The Evolution of a Clog
As debris piles up, somewhere along the gutter system the clock will begin to form. This can happen in several areas such as the corners of the gutter system or even the downspout.
Over time, the water will push the debris down the system and it will ultimately clog.
Once the clog forms, it can cause damage to the interior and exterior of your home.
The Culprits of your Clogs
Now that you know what is clogging inside of the gutters, now let’s talk about how your rain gutters in seamless gutters get clogged in the first place.
There are two main reasons that clogs form:
- The first reason is because of lack of maintenance. Each season, it’s necessary to clean out your gutters and keep them free of debris. When you skip this critical step, you are asking for clogs to form in the system.
- The second reason is lack of gutter protection. You need gutter protection to keep debris out of the system.
Not only will gutter protection keep debris at bay, but it will also almost entirely eliminate maintenance. This means you won’t need to worry about climbing up on the ladder and scooping out leaves by hand.
Got Gutter Clogs? Get Gutter Protection
Englert Leafguard offers a seamless one-piece gutter system to block debris for good. Contact us to learn more and get a quote for gutter covers.
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