Even the highest-quality gutters are not exempted from clogging. A clogged gutter may seem like a minor issue, but it can make your home and roof vulnerable to damage. To effectively mitigate this problem, it’s best to identify the culprits behind the blockage.
Keep reading as we discuss the common reasons for gutter congestion and the ways to address them.
Fallen leaves are the most common factor in gutter clogging. To protect your gutters, trim back tree branches that overhang your house or completely remove stubborn trees from your yard. Installing a leaf guard can also help protect your gutters.
Weeds are invasive and usually found in gutters with a pile of decaying leaves. Once their seeds receive even a bit of moisture from wet leaves and other debris, they take root, sprout and spread quickly. To stop weeds from spreading, remove leaves from your gutters and check the slope for proper drainage.
Muck and Sludge
Organic materials stuck in your gutters may break down into a black, slimy mess of rotted material, resulting in a muddy-looking muck and sludge. They can clog your gutters and downspouts and prevent them from functioning properly. To keep your gutters free of muck and sludge, remove leaves and animals from your yard.
If your gutters are not regularly cleaned and inspected, they can be an ideal place for birds and other critters to build their home. To prevent bird’s nests from blocking your gutter system, schedule a routine maintenance service. Adding a mesh cover for your gutters can also help discourage animals from entering.
Keep your gutters in tip-top condition with our superior solutions at V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding. Backed by many years of industry experience, our professional team has the skills and knowledge to address your gutter needs. Schedule a consultation by calling us at (203) 639-1634. You can also fill out our online form to request an estimate.