Gutters are an essential part of your home that can help protect your property and your family from water and debris falling hitting them. Dirty gutters not only look bad but can damage your roof if enough debris causes your gutters to sag and separate from your roof. You can help protect your gutters by investing in rain gutter covers that can help keep leaves, branches, and other debris from gathering inside your gutters and lead to worsening damage.
At EC Roofing, our professional home improvement technicians have experience repairing and replacing seamless gutters and installing rain gutter covers to help protect your home even more. If you are tired of clogged gutters and want more protection, call 410.237.8046 today to learn more about our rain gutter covers. Get a free estimate on installation or gutter repair or replacement if your gutters are damaged.
Signs That Your Gutters are Full of Debris
It can be hard to tell if your gutters are clogged unless you can get a birds-eye-view of your roof and gutters. If you do not have any gutter covers or guards and have trees leaning over your roof, you will be more susceptible to problems with your gutters clogging.
If you are unable to get a good look inside your gutters, there are other signs that can tell you if you have dirty gutters:
- Birds and small animals – Birds and other small animals use gutters as nests when enough dirt builds up inside them.
- Water spillage – Poor drainage can lead to your gutter overflowing and spilling water on walkways and over your landscaping, leading to erosion of your topsoil.
- Stains on your siding – if you notice staining from underneath your gutters along the siding of your home, water may be spilling from in between the sections. As more debris builds up, it can cause the sections to separate and cause leaking.
- Plants growing from your gutters – Plants around your home are great, but not when they are in your gutters. Installing gutter guards and covers can prevent this from happening.
Water pouring onto the ground around your home may not seem like a big deal, but not only can pooling water cause a safety hazard, but it can get into your foundation and affect the structure of your home, leading to significant repairs.
Dirty gutters are typically forgotten by most people until there is a problem. Unfortunately, that means enough damage has already occurred and will require more expense to get your gutters working effectively again. At EC Roofing, we recommend that our customers clean their gutters twice a year and check for damage after severe weather.
Gutter Covers and Guards To Keep Your Gutters Free From Debris
If you live in a heavily wooded area with many trees and bushes around, investing in gutter covers or gutter guards can help save you time and money. But it does not mean that you can stop worrying about maintaining your gutters.
Even the best gutter covers and guards cannot prevent all debris from getting in and blocking your gutters. You will still want to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year and check for damage after bad storms. Investing in gutter covers can help extend the life of your gutters, prevent animals from nesting, and keep the water flowing to where it is supposed to go.
Choose EC Roofing For Your Gutter Repair and Installation
For you to properly protect your home from mother nature, keeping your gutter free of debris is essential for keeping your property looking good and keep your family safe from slippery walkways and falling debris. Dirty gutters are unsightly and can lead to further damage to your home if you are not maintaining them. We also offer the following home improvement services:
- Roof repair
- Roof replacement
- Siding replacement
At EC Roofing, we specialize in seamless gutter repair and installation and gutter cover installation to help prevent debris build-up in your gutters. If your gutters need repair or replacement, or you would like to learn more about gutter cover installation, call 410.237.8046 today and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable roofing experts.