Your gutters have an important job to do to protect your home, and if they’re clogged up with leaves and other debris, they can’t do that important job. Without free-flow, your gutters can’t divert water from rain and snow, leading to a buildup of standing water or ice that can leak into your home and cause massive amounts of damage.
Gutters are designed to divert the water from your rooftop to the ground and away from your foundation. When your gutters are filled with debris, usually from autumn leaves, that job can’t be achieved. Further, your roof can develop ice dams, creating dangerous ice cycles when there is no place for the melting snow to go.