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Clean My Gutters: Why is it important to clean out your gutters?

Gutters are an integral piece of your home's well-being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape. ... A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. 

In the winter, clogged gutters will ice up, and may pull away from the house. 

As they overflow, the water damage will cause the fascia (which holds the gutters) to rot.  And you may get water damage to your siding or into your basement.

So, depending on your yard and the trees around your house, you may need to clean your gutters as often as 2-3 times a year (or less frequently if nothing accumulates).