Reasons Why Your Gutters Clog

The gutters of any home are often overlooked but it is important that homeowners remember to clean and maintain them. They are an essential part to the structure of a home because they help prevent damage from water buildup. Read on to learn some reasons why your gutter can clog and how to remedy the issue!

Mold

A lot of homeowners face issues with mold and if you do not clean your gutters, this is another area that mold can build up. Birds and other pests are more likely to build a nest in clogged gutters and their droppings can cause mold and potential health issues. Over time, the acidity in bird’s droppings can also cause wear on any protective coating, paint, etc. that is on your home.

Outdoor Debris

Leaves, branches, and other outdoor debris is most common reason that gutters become clogged. It is important to clear out this buildup because clogged gutters are also attractive to pests, who will build nests near your home. The weight of debris can also cause your gutters to become overloaded and they could break. A break in your gutters could also cause damage to the siding and foundation of your home.

Solutions

Depending on the weather of your location, you will want to do daily, weekly, or monthly maintenance on your gutters. This is something you can do yourself or have a professional do but if you practice consistent maintenance, you can prevent serious and costly issues in the future. A great maintenance plan would be to clear out any leaves and other debris before they become a huge problem. You can also make sure the gutters are securely fastened and that there is no added weight that might be damaging them.

We also offer high quality gutter guards, as well as gutter replacements, which makes maintenance easier. Our guards and gutters work with homes of any size or shape, to learn more contact us today!

 

At Ace Home Improvements, we offer a wide range of renovation and repair services. Check out our options for home additions in Waldorf, MD, and surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation, give our professionals a call today at (301) 392-9293.