Clogged gutters can cause major problems with the drainage of water away from your home. This cause damage to fascia, soffit, roofing, or even begin leaking into your home.
When gutters don’t perform correctly and drain water away from the Home this can lead to flooding inside of the home. The problem is when water collects at the base of a homes foundation it has nowhere to go it soaks into the foundation which leads to flooded basements. Another issue is water getting into the walls and ceilings causing expensive repairs. “Water that gets trapped in the gutters finds the path of least resistance and often works its way into walls and ceilings of your home” Says Jamie Schmidt a Gutter cleaning Tech from GreenWay.
The problem is, many homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they filled and overflowing with debris. When that debris gets wet it becomes heavy and can cause the gutters to pull away from the brackets. Jamie Schmidt a Gutter cleaning tech in Cherry Hill NJ says “I’ve seen many occasions when homeowners gutters were so filled the brackets broke and the gutters were separated from the home causing water to run behind gutter system and into the Homes walls.”
Ice damming is another major issue with clogged gutters. Blocked water will freeze when and when it backs up the gutters, making its way under the shingles and destroying the wood causing leaks.
The best way to protect your home is to have your gutters cleaned at least twice per Year. “The cost to have your gutters maintained is only a small fraction to pay compared to repairing hanging gutters or water damage inside the home” Says