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What Kind of Damage Can Clogged Gutters Cause?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 by Amanda Cruz


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You may think your gutters are just designed to protect your roof from water, but it's more than that. The purpose of your gutters is to direct water, from your roof to the ground, in an orderly manner. Without them, water would fall from the roof and onto the ground surrounding our home, causing problems. 

 

Let's discuss some serious problems gutters can cause.

 

1. Foundation Issues

Without durable downspouts and clogged gutters, water will easily overflow. This will result in the soil around your home absorbing the water, and what happens when soil becomes wet? Foundation issues occur. 

 

2. Waterproofing Issues

Without a proper gutter system, water will easily drop next to your home. This will potentially cause water issues in your basement. Ice and snow are another cause of gutters rusting and deteriorating.

 

3. Inhabitance of Pesticides and Animals

Birds, squirrels, and pests love to inhabit clogged gutters because it's filled with their natural environment. 

 

4. Mold Growth and Rotting Wood

Clogged gutters can ruin the fascia and wooden siding of your roof. Rotting wood can lead to poor indoor air quality and mold growth.

 

Therefore, it's important to maintain your gutters, and have them prepared for the fall and winter seasons. Without a durable gutter system, your home is vulnerable to multiple issues. 

But don't worry, Klaus Roofing Systems provides gutter solutions that are durable, long-lasting, and restore your peace of mind!

About the author

Amanda Cruz, Marketing Find me on LinkedIn

Amanda is a Marketing Assistant for Quality 1st Basement Systems. She assists the Marketing team by creating daily content for the company's website and social media profiles.

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