Many homeowners may wonder how necessary it actually is to clean their gutters. Debris will clog your gutters and prevent water from passing. This backed up water can cause major damage to your roof above or your home below. Instead of being directed away from your house, water may begin to overflow onto your yard, foundation or into a window well, causing flooding and damage.
When they’re functioning optimally, gutters play an important role in protecting your roof, home, and foundation from water damage. Gutters that haven’t been serviced can cause several types of problems, depending on your home and the season. Debris, such as leaves, can create blockages within your gutter.
Spring and fall is the best time for cleaning gutters. They are the months that do the most for gathering gross sediment. If you have covers on them then you can avoid big pieces like leaves from getting in there and the damage will be way less intense. Also the cleaning will be easier. You can use plastic mesh, wire mesh or specifically made covers for your system.