You may understand the significance of inspecting the foundation or maintaining the landscape, but what about your gutters? People usually avoid inspecting or cleaning their clogged gutters because they consider it a messy, slippery, or risky work climbing up and down.
Clogged gutters may appear as a minor problem, but can cause silent damage that turns into an expensive repair for homeowners.
Read more to learn about clogged gutter problems in homes.
Here are the 5 main types of damages that arise from clogged gutters:
If water accumulates in your gutters, the sides of your roof covering and the underlying materials (mostly the wood sheeting) can get damaged by the continuous contact with water. This results in the decaying of the wood and surface material due to rotting. Eventually, the surface and the wood beneath will need to be replaced.
Sitting water in gutters is a big problem, which can cause the gutter attachments to detach from the wood fascia it is connected to and damage the wood. Also, water spilling over the sides of gutters and over the wood fascia boards will trigger the wood to rot and wear out as well.