Your roof, siding, vinyl windows, foundation and the rest of your home remain protected against water damage because of your gutters. Since they are outside, they can get filled with debris like dirt. It’s the reason you must have them cleaned regularly. Excessive dirt buildup can result in clogs, compromising the efficiency of your gutter system.
Continue reading to learn how dirt ends up in your gutters.
How Does Dirt Get Into Your Gutters?
Dirt, dried leaves, twigs and other debris often make their way into your gutters due to wind and rain. Wind can bring small organic materials from your yard and neighboring houses into your gutters. The rain can also cause the dirt on your roof to travel into your gutter system.
Are there trees near your home? If so, they can make your gutters more prone to clogs. Leaves, seeds, branches and other materials can fall on your roof and gutters. Birds, insects and small animals can also leave dirt and debris on your gutters, obstructing water flow.
What Problems Can Dirt Buildup Cause?
Water won’t drain properly from your roof if your gutters are filled with debris. As a result, rainwater will back up to the roof and overflow to the sides of your home. Ignoring this issue can increase the risk of roof damage, basement flooding and foundation issues. If your gutters are not working as they should, contact professionals immediately. Whether you need new gutters or replacement windows, Homecraft® Inc. is ready to help.
What Can You Do to Protect Your Gutters?
You can keep your gutters efficient and in good condition with regular maintenance from reliable professionals. It’s ideal to schedule gutter cleaning twice yearly or in spring and fall. To make your gutters easier to care for, consider gutter guards. They will keep debris from entering your gutters, reducing the need for cleaning.
When it’s time to replace your gutters, you can rely on Homecraft® Inc. Our skilled team can design and install a gutter system tailored to your home. We also offer quality vinyl and wood window installation services. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We serve clients around Wilmington and Bear, DE.