Wondering why your roof guttering gets clogged pretty often? Here are two reasons to clear up the mystery.
Tree Leaves and Twigs
Perhaps the most obvious reason why roof gutters become clogged is because of tree leaves and twigs. Having trees in your yard or lawn is really appealing, but they’re not very friendly to roof gutters. And the nearer the trees are to your gutters, the higher the chances of your gutters becoming clogged. Every year, trees shed leaves, and though most of these will fall to the ground, a good number of them will find their way to your gutters and downspouts. If your property has a flat roof, then you may notice that the clogging becomes more frequent.
Being organic materials, leaves and twigs absorb and retain moisture for a longer period of time. In this case, they can cause severe damage to your roof guttering, especially if they’re made from metal. Their weight may also cause some stress on the gutter, making it heavy and prone to breaking. In addition, they clump together and provide a nice breeding ground for mold and algae. In addition, pests, worms, and even birds may find these places suitable habitat, and they will eventually make the clogging worse over time.
Improperly Designed or Installed Downspouts
Another reason why roof gutters become clogged is because of improperly designed downspouts. This is why it is important to have your roof guttering installed by a skilled and knowledgeable contractor. When roof guttering is improperly installed, they can trap leaves, twigs, and other debris which block the normal flow of water. This then causes the water to dam, and the accumulated weight of the water and the debris will eventually wreak havoc to your roof guttering. In addition, trapped water will eventually have to find a way out, and though they may simply overflow from the roof guttering, there is a very high chance that they will seep into the nearby walls and thus cause structural damage to your property in the long run.
Stay on Top of Your Roof Guttering Needs
Roof guttering play a crucial role in maintaining your property’s structural integrity since they are responsible for bringing away water from the roof and away from your home or establishment. Without them, water will end up causing damage to your property, resulting to costly repairs. There are many ways to make sure that your roof guttering is able to do perform its function well. One, have them installed only by professional roofing contractors, and two, be sure to have them cleaned every once in a while. If you are looking for roof cleaning, roof restorations or even gutter replacement services, please don’t’ hesitate to give us a call at 1800 61 00 11 or leave a message in our contact page.
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