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Common Gutter Issues that Might be Affecting Your Home

As any homeowner knows, gutters play an important role in protecting your home from water damage, they help keep your roof and home in good condition. They channel rainwater away from your home, preventing it from seeping into cracks and causing damage. However, if gutters are not properly maintained, they can actually cause damage to your home. 


Clogged gutters can overflow, causing water to seep into your home and leading to mold growth. In addition, gutters that are not properly secured can come loose and fall, causing damage to your roof and gutters. As a result, it is important to regularly clean your gutters and make sure that they are properly secured. By taking these steps, you can help prevent damage to your home.


Sagging gutters invites water to stay in place and prevents proper drainage into the ground. This causes excess weight on that section of the gutter and may cause the hardware to fail and bend, eventually leading to a total collapse of the gutter section. As the water begins to leak from this damaged point, it can cause rotting of the wood in the eaves and eventual erosion of the foundation.

The best solution is to rehang this section of gutter with better hardware before it leads to further damage. If your gutters are severely damaged, it may be time to call in the experts to replace your system.


When storm damage or debri hits your home, you may be looking for broken glass or missing shingles and tiles, but taking the time to check your gutters for leaks should also be a top priority. If neglected, a leaking gutter can slowly erode the underlying support and foundation below the leak. It may be hard to spot on a clear sunny day. That’s why you should always check for damage directly after a storm to ensure the water is draining as it should.


Make sure to call the expert whenever you see any type of damage to your home. No matter how big or small, it’s ideal to have your property in excellent condition right away.