Leaves in the gutters not only look bad to the eye, but cause many problems most people don’t realize. When leaves exceed the height of the gutter they can cause water to back up into the soffit(overhangs) of your home. This can cause rotting of the roof decking as well as the soffit boxes. Since these areas are outside of the home it usually goes undetected and can be very costly to replace. Clean your gutters late in the fall or install gutter guards to prevent costly home repairs.