Your home’s gutter system is one of the most overlooked portions of your home’s exterior. It serves a number of important purposes for your home’s exterior, the most important of which is to guide water away from your home’s walls, roof, and foundation. However, over time, your gutter system will likely become clogged with debris like falling leaves and broken twigs which can prevent water from properly draining. If your gutter system isn’t working properly anymore, water can back up and cause serious damage to your home. Learn more about the importance of cleaning your home’s gutter system by taking a look at our blog for more information!

Roof Damage

The first reason you should keep your gutter system clear of debris is that clogged gutters can quickly lead to roof damage. As water backs up in your clogged gutter system, it can lead to water seeping underneath your shingle system and into your home’s roof deck where it can quickly cause extensive water damage. In order to protect your home from expensive water damage, ensure that your gutters are draining properly!

Keep Out Pests

Another important benefit of keeping your gutter system clear of debris is that it ensures no animals will take up residence in your gutters. If your gutter system is full of leaves and sticks, it can easily encourage a nesting animal such as a squirrel or bird to take up residence in your gutter system as you’ve done all the work of accumulating building materials. In order to stop them from taking up residence, ensure your gutter system is kept clean of debris.

Damage To Fascia Boards

Another major disadvantage of having a clogged gutter system is that the water can overflow and damage your fascia boards just as it can seep under your shingles. Your fascia boards are located just behind your gutter system, and they attach your gutter system to your home itself. If water seeps behind your gutters and down your fascia boards, it can cause rot damage which will eventually cause the gutter system to dislodge from your fascia boards themselves. Ensure your gutter system is draining properly in order to keep your fascia boards from rotting out.

Contact Us Today

If you’re tired of cleaning your gutters each fall and spring, our team at EcoHome Service has the perfect solution. Installing gutter guards on your home’s gutter system will prevent you from needing to clean your gutter systems by stopping debris from getting into the system itself. If you would like to install gutter guards on your Washington home, our team at EcoHome Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (425) 250-5557 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your gutter guard installation needs!