Why Do Gutters Clog?

Jan 09, 2020

Clogged GuttersThe gutters can be an easily overlooked part of your home. After all, you may not even know what benefits they actually provide. Unlike your windows that allow you to enjoy natural sunlight and your roof that protects you from the elements, your gutters are just long pieces of aluminum that are stuck to the edge of your roof. It can be easy to forget they even exist. However, your gutters play an important role: making sure water is properly channeled away from your home. Without them, a simple rainstorm could wreak havoc on your home’s foundation.

Clogged gutters, therefore, can be a significant issue, and maintaining your gutters by clearing them of debris should be a regular part of your routine. Gutters can clog for all types of reasons, including:

  • Leaves blowing off trees and into the gutters
  • Improperly installed downspouts that can block the flow of water and trap debris
  • Large amounts of rainfall that cause a backup of the natural water flow
  • A slope that isn’t steep enough to properly channel the water at a rate that allows it to fully transport all the dirt, twigs, and leaves found in the gutter

Is It Time for New Gutters?

Are you tired of dealing with clogged gutters? Do you want a simple solution that ensures you likely never have to stand on a ladder to clear out the debris again? If so, turn to Byers. We install LeafGuard® seamless gutters that are truly one of a kind. They feature a unique, one-piece design that has a built-in hood to cover the bottom of the gutter and deflect leaves and all kinds of other debris. With these gutters, water flows freely, the potential for leaks is eliminated, and clogs are virtually nonexistent!

To learn more about the LeafGuard® seamless gutters from the team at Byers, contact us today.