Jul 12, 2013

Common Damage Caused By Clogged Gutters

Having your traditional rain gutters clog all of the time is more than a nuisance and increases the likelihood of damage occurring to your home. Having conventional gutters on your house, instead of a one-piece seamless gutter system such as LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, can cause you tens of thousands of dollars of damage when you have issues with clogged gutters.

Blocked Gutters Create A Breeding Ground for Unwanted Pests

Clogged gutters provide food, moisture and a protected area for insects of all kinds to live and breed. In open style gutters, leaves, pine needles, and debris pile up making a lovely nest for these types of insects to live as if they are staying at the Four Seasons. Here are the most common insect offenders living in open style clogged gutters:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Earwigs
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Earthworms

Landscaping Damage From Clogged Gutters

Our plants and flowers are a form of pride in the Midwest due to our short growing season.  Damaged from clogged gutters can destroy landscaping in a few short weeks and is probably not something that you want to happen. When your gutters clog, the water travels through the path of least resistance, overflowing with force strong enough to dig holes into your flowers and garden beds. Excessive soil moisture from clogged, overflowing gutters will also cause your landscaping to die.

Rotting Wood

The wood fascia around your home, causing it deteriorate and rot. From the moment that standing water comes in contact with wood, it will start breaking down even within a few hours.  Replacing fascia around your home can cost thousands of dollars.

dry rot

The Foundation of Your Home

If you presently have cracks in your foundation, you will already have water coming into your basement. This could be one of the many signs of clogged gutters.  If you don’t have cracks yet that is going to be your fate because of the potential for overflowing clogged gutters to pool water around the foundation of your home. Water will weaken your foundation causing water penetration points and eventually the need for serious home improvements to be made.

Leaking Roof & Frozen Sidewalks

In the winter, clogged gutters can cause the water to build up on your roof causing what is known as an ice dam, forcing the water to leak into your attic and home causing severe water damage. If your clogged gutters don’t move water far enough away from your home, water can pool and freeze on your sidewalks posing a major safety hazard.

See How LeafGuard® Gutters Are Installed:

LeafGuard® Gutters are the only one-piece seamless gutters system on the market today. It’s no wonder why 9 out of 10 people choose them. The gutter guards are designed to allow water to flow freely while eliminating clogs by deflecting debris such as leaves, pine needles, and other debris from trees. We offer a “No Clog Warranty” for as long as you own the home and if your gutters ever clog, we offer a complimentary cleaning – GUARANTEED! LeafGuard® Gutters are the only gutters to have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

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Gutter Reviews:

We had LeafGuard® installed and the entire experience was fantastic. Tyler, lead installer, was great and communication from start to finish was excellent!

Paul D.
Prior Lake, MN
April 23, 2022

"I have had LeafGuard®  on my house for 20+ years and recently had Lindus add additional gutters and a diverter to a new spot. The quality is outstanding--it lasts, and it can take some abuse too. Lindus' install duo worked efficiently and left my property cleaner than they found it. You get what you pay for with gutters, and LeafGuard® is worth the investment."

Kelly O.
MInneapolis, MN
April 21, 2022

"This was a gutter install. The initial meeting was prompt, professional & very thorough regarding the product, LeafGuard®. The product is a well thought out design with lifetime warranties. I believe it surpasses other designs, though more costly it met my need for quality, maintenance free & the warranties. The actual install was scheduled within a reasonable timeframe with updates via email. The two installers were prompt, notifying me of their arrival. They worked diligently in cold/wet weather to complete the job in one day. This was much appreciated. Lindus Construction was referred to me & I will be referring them to others. Very professional company."

Marilee W.
Prior Lake, MN
April 21, 2022

"LeafGuard® Gutter installation was completed with appropriate feedback and clean-up."

Jeanette M.
Chaska, MN
April 2, 2022

There’s not a better company out there! We have LeafGuard® on our house, two of our neighbors do as well, and one neighbor with all new windows installed by Lindus. You get what you pay for and I agree - there’s no regret with Lindus Construction!

Tim M.
Blaine, MN
February 19, 2022

"Lindus installed LeafGuard® Gutters on our home. Worth every penny! No more clogged gutters. The team was on time and professional. I had one small issue with the length of a downspout. Someone came the next day and fixed it to my satisfaction.

Heidi L.
North St. Paul, MN
January 22, 2022
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