If rainwater doesn’t flow as directed because a home’s gutters are clogged or broken, it will remain in the gutter system until it overflows directly above your home's foundation.
When it rains, ideally rainwater should run from your roof, into your gutters and though the downspouts away from your home's foundation. Unfortunately though, as gutters become clogged this causes the water to back up and pool in the gutters that are lining your roof. This can pose serious structural problems for your roof and even cause your shingles to deteriorate and crack.
Cracks in your homes roof is certainly a reason to worry, as it can eventually result in water leaking into your home causing serious damage to ceilings and floors with costly repairs.
If you've ever dealt with basement flooding, you know it's not fun. And if you haven't it's pretty likely that you know someone how has gone through the inconveniences it entails. Destroying paint, flooring, furniture and even causing mold or mildew to form throughout your basement and home. Luckily, there is an easy solution to this problem. That of which is ensuring the runoff from your roof is being effectively transferred away from the foundation.
The same rainwater that will flood a basement will also deteriorate your home's foundation. As the water begins to seep into to and forms more cracks through the base of your home. As the seasons change and the temperature becomes cooler. These moisture filled cracks expand and the water inside of them freezes. This causes those harmless cracks to become detrimental to the foundation of your home.
Standing water is an insect magnet. Mosquitoes, termites, and other insects find this environment very conducive to breeding. Eventually causing an influx of insects and pests, that will infiltrate your outdoor areas. Additionally, rodents are also attracted to these areas of your gutters due to the abundance of insects, that of which are a main part if their diets.
Simply put, the cleaner you keep your gutters, the longer they will last. Organic materials that can get lodged in your gutters can actually corrode their aluminum structure. This causes leaks above your foundation, not good. Additionally, standing. water in your gutters can freeze in the winter months, causing sagging that can begin pulling your gutters away from your home. Exposing the untreated areas where they were originally fastened to your roof.
THe professionals at Outside The Box L.L.C. will come to your house and asses the situation. Providing you with a fair estimate to get your gutters functioning their best. Give us a call TODAY to get your gutters cleaned out the right way, ensuring the integrity of your gutter system and foundation of your home.