Common Clogged Gutter Damage
Common Clogged Gutter Damage can happen if you let your gutters go and do not routinely clean and maintain them. It can be a chore so sometimes it helps to hire a professional to take care of it for you.
Soffit & Fascia Rot
Your soffits and fascia are the closest part of your home to your gutters. When gutters become clogged, water will begin to collect in your gutters. With nowhere to go, the water will begin to eat away at your fascia and soffit, which could cause your gutters to pull away from your home and eventually fall. Once that happens you are looking at a very pricey renovation.
Roof replacement and overall repair can easily cost thousands of dollars. Clogged or backed-up gutters filled with debris can allow rainwater to accumulate and cause your roof to rust and leak over time. Once this kind of damage occurs, the roof supports are put at risk, as wood may become weak and result in a complete roof collapse.
Clogged gutters also put you and your family at risk for health concerns, as clogged gutters can lead to the development of mold. These harmful micro-organisms may cause serious damage or evoke allergies in you and your family. If you can ensure that the gutters on your home are clog free, you’re also making a point to keep your family safe.
Water runoff will create pools of stagnant water that can attract mosquitoes and other wildlife.
The purpose of a gutter system is to control the flow of rain water AWAY from your home. The possibility of erosion damage becomes real when clogged gutters mishandle the flow of rain water. Water will begin to accumulate in your flower beds surrounding your home, ruining your landscaping and keeping water where it shouldn’t be – sitting stagnant around your foundation.
When water accumulates around your home, the foundation is put at risk. Erosion weakens your home by slowly removing layer by layer of foundation until it cracks and begins to leak. Don’t risk the integrity of your foundation by allowing water to back up and erode your foundation.
When the rain falls and water backs up throughout the gutter system, you will end up with water in areas of the home that are meant to be dry and clean, like your basement.
If you have trees near your home, then you have complex root systems growing all around your most important investment. Roots go after water, so if your gutters are clogged and water is accumulating around your home and around your driveway, that complex root system can begin to grow in areas it shouldn’t, causing severe and costly damage to your foundation and driveway.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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