The average home over the year can easily become blocked with leaves, moss, birds nests and various debris. This results in an accumulation of water staying in your gutter and eventually leaking and even possibly entering your home.
To prevent water from penetrating your home or damaging the gutters, it is essential that any excess water is gathered and channelled away from your home which is the purpose of your gutters.
However, even a handful of debris prevents your gutters from working properly. Gutters that are neglected will carry heavy debris which has accumulated over time, in addition to standing water. That debris and water can weigh heavily and can damage the angle of the gutter (known as the gutter’s ‘pitch’). If that pitch is lost due to excess weight, standing water can back up into the home or overflow.
If you allow your gutters to remain blocked you may need them repairing or replacing. And that can be very costly. With our climate getting wetter your gutters need to be ch...