Old and damaged gutters cannot direct water runoff away from your home effectively. Instead of going through the downspouts and down the storm drains, the water ends up pooling near the exterior walls, affecting your landscaping and your home’s foundations. Therefore, it is essential to take preventative steps to minimize issues brought about by old and damaged gutters. In addition to keeping up with gutter maintenance, you must also consider replacing older, worn-out gutter systems.
Today’s blog post discusses how old, damaged gutters can leave significant damage to your home.
Gutters can overflow and cause water to pool near the foundations of your house. This exposes your basement to flooding while also encouraging the growth of mold colonies. Your siding and foundational walls will also endure damage that would be expensive to repair if not addressed properly.
Clogged gutters can cause damage to your driveway pavement and garage floor. When rainwater gathers during a storm and gets trapped, it will spill out of your damaged gutters and land on your pavement, garage floor and driveway, eroding the surfaces over time.
Water damage can cause wood rot and decay, creating a comfortable habitat for pests and small animals. They will damage your eavestroughs, fascia and other non-decayed and rotted parts of the roof and attic. Keep them away by replacing aged and inefficient gutters as soon as possible.
Gutter damage prevents water runoff from flowing properly toward the downspouts. Together with clogs, the water will soon back up to the edge of the roof, causing damage to the material surfaces and underlinings. Failure to address gutter damage can lead to the roof’s deterioration, resulting in premature replacement.
If you think it’s time to replace your gutter system, turn to V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. We have a wide variety of gutters and gutter guards to channel water away from your home so it can’t do any damage. Our gutter systems are reliable and durable without affecting your visual curb appeal. To learn more, give us a call at (203) 639-1634, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.