Your gutters are very important to your home’s protection. They are often overlooked features that bear a lot of the structural burden from excess rainwater, ice, and snow. Still, sometimes your gutters can clog, which leads to further issues to consider. Every homeowner must know these common problems caused by clogged gutters to maintain their home to the best of their ability.
One of the most common issues that clogged gutters cause is roof damage. Water can saturate the roof surface and weaken its integrity. This causes the wood and surface material to rot and break away. Once the wood rots, your roof will leak and damage your home’s interior. This is especially important if you have storage space in the attic since the water will damage your belongings.
Damage to Siding and Windows
The excess gutter water will also travel downward. This will damage the siding and windows, as extra water contact can cause them to rot, warp, and weaken. While your siding can handle the water, excess moisture around your windows can cause the area to weaken and grow mold. Mold in any case is detrimental to your health and well-being.
It might not seem possible for water from your gutters to get to your basement, but this happens often enough where it’s a huge problem. Excess water pooling at your foundation will cause a flooded basement, water damage, and structural damage. You don’t want to ruin any personal belongings in your basement with water damage, nor do you want to attract a mice or bug infestation. Most importantly, water damage will ruin your home’s structural integrity. This will cause cracks, settling, and gaps around the windows and doors.
Lastly, excess water around your home can cause pest infestations. Pooled water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos, bees, and wasps. Each can be a safety issue, especially if you’re allergic to a bite or sting. Not to mention, this will also cost you to hire an exterminator and pest control.
You can avoid these issues by calling us at Gutter Maid. We offer the best gutter installation in Maryland. With our professional installation services, we guarantee quality workmanship and customer service for residential and commercial buildings. We also offer gutter repair, leaf protection, and gutter cleaning so that you avoid any further damage from clogged or improperly installed gutters.