Most homeowners know when they have clogged gutters. Some chose to ignore them and hope that the clog works its way out. Spoiler alert, that probably won’t happen. Instead, you’ll end up with damage to your home.
Signs You Have Clogged Gutters
Although sometimes you can see the debris in your gutters, other times it’s not so apparent. For example, birds often build nests in gutters which are completely hidden from ground level. Other times debris clogs the gutters but never goes over the edge. Here are some signs you have a clog:
- Water overflowing one section or area of your gutter system.
- Little water coming out of one downspout while it’s flowing quickly out of the rest.
- A slow trickle out of your downspout long after the rain ends.
Your Gutters Protect Your Home
When they’re clogged they can’t do their job. You may end up with a roof leak, water in your basement or even damage to your landscaping. Water overflowing your gutters can lead to fascia damage, your gutter pulling away from the home or even falling. Gutters don’t just keep the water from running off the roofline. Clogged gutters are also a leading cause of ice dams which do thousands in property damage every winter in the Waukesha County area.
Consider a Gutter Protection System
Rather than undertaking the dangerous and tedious task of climbing a ladder and cleaning out your gutters or hiring an expensive gutter cleaning service a few times a year, consider a gutter protection system. Sometimes referred to as gutter covers or gutter screens, they can keep falling leaves out in the fall, birds and other pests out all year long. You only need them installed one time and you’ll not have to worry about clogged gutters or cleaning gutters again.
Frank-dale Roofing & Exteriors offer seamless aluminum gutters and gutter covers to homeowners throughout our service area which includes all of Waukesha County. If you have gutters in good repair, we can install the covers on your existing gutters, if not, we can replace them and install the gutter protection. Call us today for a free estimate at (414) 425-5796 or fill out our contact form. We can also make all necessary roof repairs if your clogged gutters have damaged your roof or fascia.