Fascia is the board that runs right behind your gutter, and it is a very important component of your gutter system. Overflowing water can cause damage to the fascia.
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Clogged gutters that are holding too much weight, can result in damage to the brackets and/or gutters.
One of the main reasons that it’s important to keep your gutters clean, is so that you don’t have rot on your roof. Leaves and other debris that clog up your gutters can cause water to over flow and will eventually cause rotting.