Gutter systems are designed to control the flow of water away from your home, preventing a list of problems. Here are the 5 most common damages that can occur due to clogged gutters.
Flooded Basements – The number one cause of water damage in basements is clogged gutters. When rain water comes off your roof and has nowhere to go, it will find the path of least resistance. Often times this is inside your soffits and siding all the way to the lowest point in the home, your basement.
Cracked Foundations - are most threatening in colder climates when a home’s foundation is compromised by the stress of freezing temperatures. When water is allowed to settle around your homes foundation and causes a condition called frost-heave which can cause severe cracks to foundation walls.
Insect breeding ground – Free standing water and debris filled gutters are a paradise for several species of insects. Mosquitos, wood destroying insects, wasps, and even termites can live inside your gutters and find their way into your home.
Rotten Wood - is a result of moisture being trapped and cut off from air circulating to dry out the wood fascia around the house. The rotted area will quickly get worse if the gutters are not cleaned.
Using ladders and walking on roofs can be dangerous if you’re not equipped with the right equipment. Gutter cleaning by Window Genie will guarantee you clean and free flowing gutters. Call us today for service and get clean gutters done by a fully insured professional. Ask about our maintenance programs or multi-service discounts to receive even more savings. Don’t be left with high repair bills or collapsing gutters.