Gutters are an integral part of your home. They are designed to safely catch any rainwater that runs off your roof before diverting it away from your home, protecting it from moisture damage. With that in mind, it’s important that you properly maintain your gutter system. Otherwise, you can face various kinds of problems, such as:
Flooded Basement and Roofing Damage
If you fail to clean your gutters, they can easily clog during a rainy day. Once this happens, the water can easily overflow from your gutters and fall to the ground. If the water is allowed to collect by the bottom of your home, it can seep beneath the soil and quickly flood your basement in the process. Alternatively, the water that overflows in your gutters can also seep beneath your shingles and compromise your roof’s structural integrity.
Whether your home’s foundation is made of wood or stone, excessive moisture is a problem that you wouldn’t want your foundation to face. By failing to clean your gutters, the water that overflows from your system can easily penetrate your home’s foundations and cause structural damage to your home. To prevent this from occurring, be sure to enlist the services of specialists to clean your gutters every now and then.
Too much moisture in your gutters can attract unwanted pests. If left unchecked, insects like roaches, termites and mosquitoes can easily make their nests in your gutters, leaving you with a pest infestation.
Long-Term Solution: Gutter Covers
If you’re looking for a long term solution that can minimize the amount of debris that falls in your gutters, experts highly recommend that you install gutter covers on your gutter system. By doing so, debris won’t fall directly into your gutters, preventing the system from clogging in the process.
Make your search for home maintenance professionals easier by turning to Brownstone Roofing. Give us a call at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in New Albany, IN, and other nearby areas.