Your gutters can be a pain to maintain. They can get easily clogged with twigs, leaves, and other objects, rendering your gutters useless. When left untreated, rainwater can overflow and cause serious damage to your home and your wallet.
1. Cracked Foundation
The main purpose of gutters is to channel rainwater on the roof safely away from the property. With a clogged gutter, rainwater will pour around your home’s foundation and over time, constant water pounding can create cracks in the foundation. This could potentially lead to a collapsed foundation.
2. Leaking Roof
In colder regions, a frozen pool of water on the roof may cause an ice dam. This will then force the water to eventually seep into the house causing major water damage.
3. Rotting Wood
A clogged gutter can also lead to rainwater overflowing and cascading to the sides of your house. Not only will it damage the paint, it can also cause wood siding or windows to rot. When wood is constantly exposed to water, it will deteriorate quickly. Moreover, this promotes mold growth. This can prove very costly with the need for repairs such as replacement windows.
4. Damaged Landscape
When water splashes and pools in the wrong places, it can kill plants, uproot plants, destroy the garden and even cause the soil to erode. It might also attract unwanted pests into the house.
Do not delay any further. Have your gutters checked to avoid these costly dangers. Our roofing company, Hinkle Roofing, has decades of experience on gutter installation and repair. With our expertise, you can get protection from water damage, mold and other faulty gutter-related problems. We can also install vinyl siding for your home to further protect against moisture, dust mites, bacteria and mold.