It’s been said that your gutter system is one of the most important aspects of your home, but allow us to rephrase: your gutter system is one of, if not the most important aspect of your home. Not only is it responsible for the diversion of water from your roofing, but it also prevents build up of debris from forming. Of course, this can’t happen if you don’t maintain the system as a whole. A gutter helmet will also aid in the diversion of water and debris — however without one, nightmares can happen.

Dangers Of Clogged Gutters | Gutter Cleaning Lehigh County | Berks County | Northhampton County

Flooding

Without proper removal of debris from your gutter system, yoUr home may be susceptible to leaking and internal flooding. Due to the failure to remove rainwater, this liquid can become stored in your gutter, and end up in your home. As the weight of water damages your system, this “sea” of dirty water may make its way to your home and inside, causing floods. This is due to the failure to remove leaves and other materials that block rainwater. Your best interest is to examine your entire system including downspouts, and free up the clog.

Critters

Sometimes these clogs don’t lead to water damage so much as they do other damage. When sticks and leaves become caught in your gutter, it attracts other small critters that might nestle in, making a home for themselves. If you’re dealing with squirreled, you run the risk of damaging your roofing, and much more. Worse cases Include bees, hornets, and other creepy crawlers that may infiltrate your home. A great way to prevent this is to utilize proper cleaning methods.

If cleaning your gutters each week isn’t something you want to do, investing in a Gutter Helmet may be your best option. By diverting debris away from your gutter, as well as allowing water to freely pass through, the last thing you need to worry about is a failing gutter system. Backed by a lifetime warranty, you’ll be safe knowing you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! To learn more feel free to give us a call, or visit us on Facebook