When leaves and other debris clog up your gutters to the point that water is flooding over, you can end up having issues with rot on your roofing. This is one of the main reasons that it's important to keep your gutters clean.
Clogged up gutters can be appealing to a number of critters as a nesting site. From birds to mosquitoes, a bed of damp leaves can be alluring.
The fascia is that board that runs right behind your gutter. Overflowing water can damage this important component of your gutter system.
If your gutters become clogged to the point that water is spilling over the side and into your garden beds, you can damage your plants' health by essentially drowning them. Overwatering can be as harmful as not watering enough.
If water overflows and pools along your home's foundation, it can end up freezing, which can cause it to expand and generate cracks in your foundation.
Clogged gutters are holding too much weight, which can result in damage to the brackets holding up the gutters.
Two cleanings per year is recommended.