Cleaning and maintaining your gutters is a vital part of homeownership that often gets overlooked. Gutters help prevent water damage to your home, but they can become clogged and cause quite a bit of damage. Here are some of the reasons your gutters can clog and how to fix the issue:
Many homeowners face problems with mold inside of their home, but gutters are another area of your home that is vulnerable to it. Birds and other pests can build a nest in your gutters, and their droppings can cause mold and other health issues. Over time, bird droppings can also wear down the protective coating or paint that is on your home.
Leaves, branches, and other outdoor debris is the most common reason that gutters become clogged. It is important to clear out this buildup because clogged gutters are attractive to pests, who 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.
Depending on the weather in your location, you will want to do weekly or monthly maintenance on your gutters. This is something you can either do yourself or hire a professional to do, but if you get it done regularly enough you can prevent costly gutter clogs in the future.
At L.P. Roofing and Gutters we offer gutter repairs and gutter replacement in Houston, TX. To schedule an estimate on a new and improved gutter system, contact our team at 281-861-4495.