Top 5 Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters

Top 5 Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters

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You might think it’s okay to deal with clogged gutters. To clean your gutters, you have to climb up and down, which is hard, dirty, and dangerous. You won’t think that when your gutters don’t work right and cause water damage or flooding that could have been avoided. Here are the top five problems that Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing says can be caused by clogged gutters:

1. Roof Problems

If water backs up in your gutters, it can damage the edge of your roof and the materials underneath (usually wood sheeting) that are always in contact with water. This makes the wood and other things on the surface rot and weaken. The surface and the wood underneath will need to be replaced.

2. Wood Fascia Damage

Water that backs up in gutters is heavy (8 pounds per gallon), which can cause the gutter attachments to pull away from the wood fascia they are attached to, damaging the wood. When water leaks over the edges of gutters and onto wood fascia boards, the wood will also rot and become weak.

3. Wall, window, door, and patio damage

When water goes over the edges of the gutters, it falls on walls, window frames, doors, and any other surface below. These parts of your house were not made to get this much water. They will last longer if your gutters and downspouts do their job. This extra water will eventually cause these parts of your house to rot, warp, and become weak.

4. Damage to the foundations and landscaping

Your home’s structure is held up by its foundation. If there is too much water here, your foundation could leak, move, crack, or even sink. When your gutters and downspouts are clean, they move water away from your home and foundation to places where it can easily soak into the ground or drain. When this extra water falls on trees, plants, and flowers in your yard, it also hurts your landscaping. It’s just like the difference between using a garden hose or a fire hose to water plants. Putting too much water in one place can be bad.

5. Fall and Slip

Again, when gutters are clogged, waterfalls in places you don’t want them to. This can make a walkway, entryway, or driveway slippery if water drips from a gutter that is clogged up above and lands on it. Keeping your gutters and downspouts clean keeps moisture away from your home and walkways and keeps your home as “slip-free” as possible. With the help of Fuquay Varina Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing, it’s easy to keep your home’s gutters and downspouts clean and working well.


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