Signs Your Gutters Are Clogged and Need Attention

The gutters of your home are crucial for preventing water based damage, and they help to ensure a longer lifespan for your property. However, gutters have the potential to become clogged. This can be caused by twigs, leaves, dirt, and other debris, and can hinder the effectiveness of your gutters. So, what are some signs that your gutters might be clogged? Let’s take a look below.

1. Overflowing Water— Do you have water overflowing from your gutters? During a storm, if you see water spilling over the side of your gutters rather than going down the downspout, this is an indication of a blockage. 

2. Sagging Gutters— Gutters can hold a certain amount of weight. However, when they are clogged, the added water, leaves, and debris can cause extra weight, making the gutters begin to sag. This is not only a sign that there is too much weight in your gutters but it can put stress on them, leading to further damage. 

3. Plant Growth— If you notice plants growing in your gutters, this is a major sign of debris buildup. Seeds can get trapped in clogged gutters, and with rain and sunlight, they can begin to grow, making your gutter a planter. 

4. Ice Dams in Winter— In the colder months, clogged gutters can lead to ice dams on your roof. This can happen when water is unable to flow through the gutters, causing it to freeze on the top of your roof. This has the potential to damage both your roof and your gutters. Icicles hanging from the eaves are a sign of ice dams and are something to lookout for. 

These are just some of the many signs of a gutter clog. If you suspect you may have one, it is essential to take care of it as soon as possible. Call us right away and we can offer a free inspection to help you figure out what to do next. Never leave a clogged gutter unattended. 

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