Avoid Costly Gutter Repairs!
Owners of homes and or businesses can sometimes misunderstand gutters. They are even neglected at times. Not on purpose, but most homeowners just don’t know the power that gutters can have over their overall condition. Did you know that if your gutters get clogged it can lead to problems with mold, water damage, and foundation issues?
Maintenance throughout the year is one of the ways to keep your gutters in good working condition. Find out why regular maintenance necessary and why letting your gutters get clogged can cause real problems.
One issue is mold and mildew. Many people that have issues with their allergies don’t even realize that a problem with their gutters could be contributing to your issues. Because mold and mildew love warm, moist places, clogged gutters make it the perfect home. Once it begins to grow, it can affect more than just the outside of your home. It can make it’s way inside, under your roof and possibly into your walls.
Wood fascia can begin to rot because the gutters are not able to direct the water away from your home. When water builds up the damage begins. The wood that is ruined will have to be replace and this is costly.
Gutters that go wrong can also lead to leaks in your roof. During the winter, snow and water often sit for long periods of time, and then this creates a lot of weight that causes leaks. Therefore, when water runs directly off the roof onto the ground, it can also damage the exterior, foundation or basement of your home. If the water seeps into the inside of the house, it can damage walls, paint, flooring and sub-flooring, carpets, and furniture. All of these things are quite costly to replace or repair.
In addition to all of these things, clogged gutters create an excellent place for mosquitoes to breed. This becomes an issue for you and even for your neighbors when you want to sit out and enjoy the evening.
Don’t Let This Happen To You!
When gutters go wrong, there can be a lot of costly and annoying consequences to deal with. Don’t let this happen to your gutters. Have them serviced regularly to prevent these issues!
Since 1986 Scott-Lee Guttering Company has become one of the largest and most respected skilled contractors in the St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri area. Call us today at (314) 756-9440!