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Signs that Your Gutters Are Clogged – How to Prevent and Fix the Problem

Clogged gutters can lead to a variety of problems, including damage to the exterior and foundation of your home in Delaware, Madison, and Hamilton Counties. If you know the warning signs that it’s time to clean out your gutters, you can do so before your gutters detach from your home. Even better, why not learn how to avoid it in the first place. 

The pros at Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc. have put together this article to answer these questions and more. 

Gutters Clogging? Here’s How You Can Tell

Look for water pouring over the edge of the gutters, rust marks on your home’s exterior, and a sagging roof or gutter. If you notice these or any other signs that leaves and debris have filled your gutters, don’t hesitate to call us for gutter cleaning services. Our home services team also provides gutter installation and repair

  • Water spillover. Do your gutters turn into waterfalls after a heavy rainstorm? This is one of the most obvious signs that your clogged gutters require your attention. The spilt water forms pools around your home, and this could lead to leaks in the walls and foundation.  
  • Rust, mold, and paint damage. When you notice peeling paint, rust, or mold growth on your siding, it may mean that your gutters have stopped working properly. Removing the dirt and debris from your gutters restores proper drainage for your roof. On the other hand, ignoring the problem can lead to more costly repairs, including siding replacement.
  • Sagging and cracking. What does it mean if your gutters sag or develop cracks? Although your gutters can withstand wind and rain, it’s crucial to repair or replace damaged gutters. Leaves and debris weigh down your gutter, causing it to sag. This could lead to damage to your property if left unattended.
  • Leaks in your home. Do you have a basement that floods frequently? Gutters have vulnerable spots at the seams. Once this area becomes compromised, water will spill through it and may contribute to your basement flooding.

How to Fix Faulty Gutters

If you have any of the problems above, you may wonder whether it makes more sense to do it yourself or hire professionals such as those at Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc. 

However, in order to clean out the debris, you need the proper equipment such as a ladder and thick gloves. It also makes sense to bring along a bucket to catch the removed debris. When you hire our team to clean your gutters, you can be sure we follow the appropriate safety protocols and get the job done right.

We recommend the fastest fix possible performed by our seasoned gutter maintenance staff. 

How to Prevent Clogged Gutters

You can protect your home by cleaning your gutters annually or semiannually. For best results, try cleaning them in the fall and spring. Additionally, you can periodically check the debris level in your gutters, then call us for proactive maintenance.

Contact Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc. at 765-644-6030 or 765-282-6030 to schedule gutter cleaning services today!