Common Gutter Problems
If your gutters are
damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed,
it is unfortunate but likely exterior damage to your
home is sure to follow. A gutter that is missing, or
that drains too close to the house will saturate the
ground. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety
A wet saturated ground near your home can be easily and
affordably prevented with a quality gutter system but
left unchecked can:
Creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
It will eat away at foundations and basement walls.
Leaks and cracks will develop and will worsen quickly in
the winter months when the ground freezes and expands.
Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and
exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet,
molded or stained. Unfortunately, entire homes have been
destroyed due to water damage.
If water overflows:
Over the back of a clogged gutter, damage to
exterior and interior (via the cavity) walls can occur
and damp can result. The gutter should be checked for
debris and blockages and the fascia brackets also
checked as they may have been damaged, causing the
gutter to sag.
Over the front of a clogged gutter, this can be
very annoying, both to walk under and because of the
noise it can create. If this is happening you should be
considering Gutter Guards. Protection for your gutters
will keep leaves, pine needles, acorns and other debris
out, and maintain the clear flow of water to the
If joints are leaking, the rubber seals inside the joint
will probably need replacing, or sometimes the joint
itself should be renewed. You will find this job a lot
easier if attempted in hot weather, as the plastic is
much more pliable.
If you are looking for Columbus Gutter Guard services, please call us today at 614-263-8899 or complete our online request form.
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