Gutters are an integral part of your roofing system. Working to direct rainwater away from your home, gutters act as a primary defense against water damage. Like many other items around your home, gutters require proper upkeep and maintenance. If you fail to properly maintain your gutters, you could potentially see damage to your home. Take steps now to protect your investment.
One of the most common gutter issues is clogging. Here are just a few of the problems you might face if your gutters are clogged:
Water damage: Gutters, when properly functioning, direct water away from your home. Clogged gutters cause water to collect. That pooled water can seep into your walls, which will lead to water damage.
Pests: Clogged gutters are very attractive gathering spots for ants, mosquitos and rodents.
Loosened gutters: The more your gutters fill, the more weight they are forced to support. Additionally, improperly maintained gutters will accumulate leaves and debris, which also forces them to support more weight than intended. The extra weight can cause your gutters to start pulling away from your home, and they can eventually come completely detached.