Gutters are one of the features of your house that usually goes unnoticed…until there’s a problem. While we’re busy minding our business and living our lives, our gutters are actually quite busy doing their thing. The main function of gutters is to transport any excess water and moisture away from our roofs. They divert this water away from walls, windows and other delicate paneling preventing their ruin.
While gutters can be left alone to do their job, if they are not maintained from time to time it can cause some issues in your home.
Clear away any debris like dirt, leaves, twigs and sand. Clogged gutters mean that excess water is stuck on your roof. This excess combined with the debris can cause sagging which in turn damages the soffit and fascia on the eaves of your home.
To prevent any future clogging make sure to install gutter guards. Gutter guards only allow water to flow through your gutters, blocking the debris.
When gutters are clogged they can also lead to water runoff and leaking. This overspill and leaking of water can damage your home’s walls, wood paneling and windows. It can also cause water to pool around your home which can lead to your basement flooding.
Clogged gutters can attract mosquitoes. Mosquitoes love stagnant water and use it as a breeding ground. You may think that mosquitoes are just annoying and not that big of a problem but they have been known to carry harmful diseases that can affect your family.
In the event that your gutters have been damaged by sagging make sure that you secure your gutters by replacing your gutter screws, guards and fasteners. If these are not repaired in a timely manner it can result in parts of your gutter breaking off completely. Also, make sure to seal any leaks. Leaks are common in a gutter’s seams and joints. By securing your gutter system in an effective manner you can avoid an entire gutter replacement.
You may have recognized that because of the age of your gutters that they are not doing their job as effectively as before. Over time gutters can be worn down by the elements, falling objects and simple wear and tear. If this is the case then it may be time to consider investing in a gutter replacement. A fully functional gutter system is only to the benefit to you and home.
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