A common problem that homeowners have to deal with when it comes to their roofs is the buildup of debris in gutters. It’s one of the factors that affect the way they redirect water away from your roof. If a clogged gutter isn’t immediately noticed and dealt with, it can lead to expensive repairs later on.
You can find a lot of debris in gutters when you clean them up. Here are some good examples:
Dead Leaves and Branches
Finding a buildup of leaves and branches on your gutters is quite common, especially if you live in an area surrounded by trees. Fallen leaves and branches can accumulate in your gutters which can block rainwater passage. To add, some trees can have other debris like sap, nuts, and needles, like pine, cypress, and fir.
Since trees will always produce these, the only straightforward solution here is to regularly have your trees maintained. Have a professional trim off any branches that are hanging near or over your roof.
Another reason why you should have your trees trimmed from time to time is to prevent unwanted animals on your roof. Small critters such as squirrels, chipmunks, and birds can use overhanging tree branches as a bridge to your roof. Once they find a good spot, they’ll immediately build their nests near or inside your gutters, causing clogs and damage.
Do not attempt to remove animals and their nests off your roof. Removing them on your own can be harmful to them. Call your local animal control to handle this situation.
Dirt and Mud
A lot of tiny dirt and mud particles can accumulate over time on your gutters. These are usually carried by the wind during a storm or rainfall. This type of problem is not easy to spot and remove unless you have your roof maintained from time to time. Should this ever happen, contact a roof maintenance company that offers gutter cleaning services.
Do not let these common gutter debris cause any damage to your roof. If you need professional gutter cleaning and maintenance, look no further than Plumlee Construction. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. For over 28 years, our Branson West outlet has been serving the Southwest Missouri area