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Clogged Gutters: Causes, Effects, and Prevention

By September 8, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutters perform the crucial task of directing rainwater and snow off your roof to a designated area on your property. In order to do this job properly, you’ll need to make sure that they are free of leaves, dirt, twigs, or any other debris that can cause a blockage. If not, it can stop or slow the roof’s drainage, causing problems as far as down as your home’s very foundation.

Clogged Gutters

Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore is the top provider of Gutter Helmet systems, the better alternative to a typical gutter leaf guard in Salisbury, Maryland. Let us discuss the costly effects of clogged troughs and downspouts as well as the best way to avoid them:

Foundation Damage

If your gutter is unable to channel water off your roof, the excess runoff will begin to trickle down the side of your house and pool on the ground. Left unchecked, it will eventually seep into the soil that supports your home’s foundation, loosening and weakening it in the process. In addition, the water pond on the ground could harm surrounding landscaping.

Wall, Wood, and Siding Issues

Water dripping from a clogged gutter will cause damage to the fascia, ceiling, siding, and wooden components it encounters.

Slippery When Wet

With clogged gutters, you will have water falling in places you don’t expect it to. This can lead to slippery situations on your walkway, entry, or driveway. Keeping gutters and downspouts clean is one of the best ways to keep your home as ‘slip-free’ as possible.

Since all these issues stem from clogged gutters, the obvious way out is to prevent anything but water from getting into the troughs and downspouts. That’s why we offer Gutter Helmet protection systems to do it all for you. This is a better alternative to any gutter leaf guard in Salisbury, Maryland, because it exploits the principles of water surface tension to channel its flow.

In addition, it can handle up to 22 inches of rain per hour, which Is twice the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the US. Lastly, its Permalife™ finish means that you can enjoy its protection without fear of fading, chalking, or corrosion from acid rain or salt water.

Call us today at (866) 333-8150 or fill out our form to learn more about Gutter Helmet and what it can do for your home. We will also be happy to provide you with a free quote for your project needs.