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Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

Jun 18, 2021

When it rains, you expect your home’s gutters to efficiently move the water into the downspouts and out of harm’s way.

But here’s the problem: a clog can stop this process dead in its tracks.

If you suspect a clog, you’re probably right in your suspicions. Here are some of the most common signs of clogged gutters:

•    Water spilling over the sides: As water accumulates behind a clog, it’ll eventually begin to spill over the sides of your gutters. This is easy to spot from the ground below.

•    Bird activity: If you notice a lot of bird activity in your gutters, there may be accumulating water as the result of a clog.

•    Sagging gutters: Your gutters can only hold so much weight. If water and debris begin to way them down, sagging will naturally occur. This is another sign that you can generally spot from the ground.

Sometimes, solving the problem of clogged gutters is as simple as removing the debris. However, if damage has occurred, it may be time to replace your gutters. When doing so, consider a gutter protection system that can help prevent this issue in the future.

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