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There are so many things to love about fall. Make the most out of the season by investing in effective rain gutter covers, giving you one less chore to worry about this time of the year. But what exactly happens if you neglect caring for your gutters and downspouts during this season?

Cleaning out your gutters and downspouts is a chore nobody looks forward to; however, it is still vital to keeping your roof and the rest of your home safe from common water-related problems. Read on as our home improvement experts at ABC Seamless Siding explain what could happen if your gutters are clogged when fall and winter comes around.

Fall Problems

During fall, trees all around begin shedding their foliage. Some of these leaves and plant debris end up inside your gutters and downspouts, blocking the flow of rainwater that drains off your roof. This results in a number of problems all around your house.

  • Increased humidity inside the roofing system can promote the growth and spread of mold and mildew. It could also accelerate rot and deterioration on the wooden components inside your roof.
  • Rainwater can also drip on your siding, causing softening and staining.
  • The overflow of rainwater can also seep into your home’s foundation, causing massive damage.

Winter Problems

In the winter, clogged gutters tend to hold high amounts of water, leading to the formation of dangerous ice dams. A majority of problems can be resolved by using rain gutter covers to keep leaves and debris off your troughs.

  • Ice dams can keep the snow on your roof from falling off. This puts a lot of additional weight on the system and, in worst cases, even leads to a collapse.
  • As the water overflows from a clogged gutter and downspout, the drips can freeze into icicles. Aside from the dangers of sharp icicles falling, they also add weight to your gutters which could result in tearing.

At ABC Seamless Siding, we are your leading provider of Gutter HelmetĀ® and other related gutter protection systems. Give us a call at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Anchorage, AK, as well as other nearby areas.

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