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Two-Part Blog Part 1: Risks of Not Having Gutter Maintenance

By August 3, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Summer’s the perfect time to clean out your gutters. Take advantage of the nice weather to get rid of debris before the torrential fall of autumn leaves. If you think you can procrastinate when it comes to gutter maintenance routines, then let this first part of our two-part blog discuss why gutter maintenance is an absolute must.

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Flooding

Constantly clogged gutters leave you vulnerable to flooding. This causes water to flow over the sides and pool around your home’s structure. As a result, you may end up with flooded basements and even loose foundation issues. Make sure to install the best gutter protection system to prevent the troublesome issue of flooding.

Falling  Gutters

Overloaded gutters filled to the brim with debris such as leaves, pine needles, twigs, and water can only hold so much weight. This may cause them to separate from the roofing system. When the inevitable happens and they fall, you will find yourself in a messy and costly predicament.

Wood Rot

Not many homeowners are aware of this, but ice dams build up whenever water freezes inside the gutters. The ice then pushes against the roof and siding. Consequently, the threat of wood rot and subsequent mildew becomes a legitimate problem.

Water Stains

Constant water spills can cause discoloration of your siding over time. Your home will lose much of its curb appeal and potential value as well. While this is only an aesthetic issue, neglecting it may lead to degradation issues over time.

In the next installment of this two-part blog, we’ll discuss the gutter maintenance musts. Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore is the area’s most trusted provider of the best gutter protection systems. Don’t let debris cause all sorts of preventable damage to your home. We serve various areas in Maryland, including Salisbury. Give us a call today at (866) 333-8150.