Gutters are necessarily located above eye level, putting them out of sight and often out of mind. Because you can’t easily see inside them, it’s easy to forget they’re up there collecting leaves, sticks, dirt, and debris while you’re going about your day, month after month. Unfortunately, you forget at your peril: clogged gutters aren’t just messy and kind of gross (think mold, animal droppings, and more). They are dangerous for your home in a variety of ways.
To start with, a clogged gutter is a heavy gutter: the brackets may break under the pressure and your gutters could fall off your house. That’s the best-case scenario.
Not only do all those leaves and debris create a lovely home and breeding ground for a variety of pests, including mosquitoes and other bugs, but clogged gutters can also cause water to overflow. Instead of traveling down the gutter to its intended destination, that water drips down the side of your house. Aside from over-watering whatever plants are growing below it, that water can also damage your roof, siding, and even your foundation, resulting in costly and time-consuming repairs by the time you notice the damage.