4 Dangers of Clogged Gutters
When it comes to home maintenance, one of the most important things you can do is keep your gutters clean. Failure to do so can result in serious problems in your home. Here are a few things that can occur as a result of clogged gutters.
1. Flooding. When gutters become clogged, rain water can get backed up and leak into your roof causing attic flooding. Similarly, water can overflow from the gutters, pool at your home’s foundation, and flood the basement.
2. Landscape Damage. When rain isn’t able to properly drain, it can overflow onto the landscaping below. This can cause the shrubs or flowers to become flooded which can cause them to become overwatered and die.
3. Structure Damage. Debris can add extra weight to your gutters, causing them to slowly separate from your home. This can cause irreversible damage to your roof and the eaves of your home.
4. Ice Dams. When gutters aren’t emptied before winter, water can freeze on your roof, form a dam, and cause water and to collect, unable to drain. This can add a dangerous amount of weight to your roof which could result in a leak or even a roof collapse.
To avoid these problems, it’s important to clean your gutters twice yearly to ensure they are free of debris. If you have incurred any of these issues as a result of clogged gutters, don’t hesitate to call us.