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Why do Gutters Clog?

You probably don’t pay a lot of attention to your home’s gutters—until they begin to clog and overflow, that is. But what is it that causes gutters to clog in the first place? And what can you do to stop this common problem? The metal roof contractors at Miller Custom Exteriors have your answers.


The primary reason behind clogged gutters is the buildup of leaves, dirt, and other debris. As these clogs build up, they prevent rainwater from draining properly and cause your gutters to overflow. These clogs can even cause gutters to rust or crack, eventually resulting in severe water damage to home exteriors. In other instances, gutters that are too small can more easily clog or overflow during heavy rainstorms. Half-round gutters are particularly susceptible to this problem.


So what can you do to fix these problems? Working with metal roof contractors provides several solutions. If your gutters are simply too small to handle the effects of a heavy rainstorm, installing larger gutters can have a significant impact on your home’s water drainage capabilities. Another popular option is to install a leaf guard over your existing gutters. The Gutter Bonnet offered by Miller Custom Exteriors provides an effective shield for your gutters that lets water in, but keeps leaves and other debris out. Combined with their exclusive ABC Seamless gutter style, you should have no more clogged gutters and they guarantee it or they will clean your gutters at no charge.


By implementing these simple improvements to your home exteriors, you can enjoy clog-free gutters and help your home be better equipped for whatever Mother Nature throws its way!