How Can Poorly Maintained Gutters Damage My Home?

From the outset, gutters might not look like much. They’re “just” metal channels that direct the flow of water. But these vessels are responsible for keeping your home resistant to a number of damages. And if your gutters aren’t properly maintained, Gleam Team has seen firsthand the kind of issues that your property will face. They include:

Siding/Exterior Damage

When your gutters are clogged, water has no place to go but overboard. As a result, your home’s exterior material is exposed to water that can cause everything from stains to deterioration. In the best case, you’ll be grappling with cosmetic issues that create a major eyesore for your property. In the worst case, you’ll have to replace your siding.

Inadequate gutter care also puts your fascia boards at risk. This part of your home, located right behind your gutter channels, is prone to rot from water damage.

Foundation Damage and Structural Risk

When water flows over your gutters, it eventually settles on the ground surrounding your home. This causes water damage to your foundation, resulting in leaks, mold growth, and other issues. It puts the structural security of your home at a serious risk and almost always results in a hefty repair bill.

Landscape Deterioration

Improperly functioning gutters can seriously disrupt your property. Between causing soil erosion and destroying plant growth, it’s one of the biggest ways to ruin the careful landscaping that you worked so hard to perfect.

Luckily, there’s a simple way to avoid these issues. Schedule a regular gutter cleaning service to ensure that this vital part of your home is reliable and functional. And let Gleam Team do the heavy lifting!