If you have gutters on your home, then you have a valuable line of defense against water-related damage. Many homeowners rarely think about their gutters, and assume they will continue to perform in any conditions. Actually, regular maintenance is a necessity to maintain clean gutters. If you have fallen out of the habit of clearing your gutters, consider these drawbacks as the expected outcome.
The primary disadvantage to clogged gutters comes from an increased likelihood for leaks. Gutters exist as an integral part of your roof’s drainage system. When they do not work properly, neither does your drainage. This means that water which would otherwise drain easily can become stranded. This creates an increased number of leaks, any of which could render severe damage to your home.
Water that cannot flow easily through clogged gutters will instead overflow the edges. As this water runs down your fascia, it will eventually cause damage and encourage rot. Damaged, rotten fascia can make any home appear unsightly and rundown.
Home for Pests
Clogged gutters provide a perfect home for nesting pests. Birds, rodents, and insects like wasps or bees will build nests within the gutters. Each of these can create damage and serve as a general nuisance to a homeowner.
At Great Built Roofing, we are your source for the installation and repair of gutters. If you have clean gutters, you can expected fewer problems for your home. If you ever need new gutter installation or repairs, give us a call at 281-723-3724.