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3 Ways Gutter Problems Can Damage Your Home

by Carolyn Jordan

Properly functioning gutters do a splendid job of directing the rain that runs off your roof away from the roof itself and the foundation of your residential building. Over time, however, your gutters may stop working properly due to various reasons such as normal wear and tear, blockages, leaks, storm damage, lack of gutter maintenance, and a change in the slope of the gutters relative to the roof and the ground.

When these issues arise, prompt gutter repairs are necessary to get the gutters working well before the next storm and to avoid potentially expensive water damage to the roof and home. Continue reading to find out three ways gutter problems can damage your home.

They can cause rain to back up into your roof

Clogged gutters tend to overflow but may also cause rainfall to sit on top of your roof until it starts weighing down the roofing material, resulting in leaks, growing plants, and other roofing problems. 

The good news is that blocked gutters can be repaired quickly and easily. Homeowners simply need to remove all the environmental debris that is stuck in the gutters to allow rain to drain well again. 

They can cause foundation damage

When clogged gutters start to overflow, rain runs down the side of your home and ultimately causes the foundation of your house to absorb excess water or moisture.

When this happens, the foundation of your house will increase in volume and this may cause foundation issues such as the load-bearing walls separating from the house foundation. Clearing debris that is clogging up the gutters is an effective way to fix overflowing gutters and avoid expensive foundation damage to your house.

They can result in basement flooding

If you have a basement in your home, it may get flooded due to heavy rain if your gutters aren't functioning properly. Rain running too close to the foundation of your house can seep into your basement through the walls of your house, resulting in a basement flood.

Basement flooding can damage the items kept in the basement, the basement section itself, and your house foundation, so it is best to prevent rain from spilling over in the wrong places. 

Most gutter problems that are encountered when the rainy season starts can be avoided by undertaking regular maintenance on gutters. But if you face any problem with your residential gutters, bring in a professional immediately to carry out the necessary gutter repairs.

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