Other than remembering to clean out the gutters once a year, you likely don’t think about them. The thing is that those gutters are doing more than capturing precipitation and directing it away from the roof. When those gutters are compromised somehow, it can damage the home in more than one way. Here are some of the reasons why a gutter repair is not something you should delay.
Damage to the Eaves
If the problem with the gutter system is preventing water from flowing away from the roofline, then there’s an increased chance of damage to the eaves. Along with adversely affecting the way the roof looks from the ground, that deterioration could also allow water to seep into the attic. Before long, you have mold and mildew to deal with as well as repairing the gutters and eaves.
Water Collecting Around the Home’s Foundation
Gutter systems redirect water away from the house and prevent it from soaking into the ground around the foundation. When the ground becomes saturated, there’s more of a chance for the foundation to no longer be level. The resulting cracks could cause damage to the entire home. Having the gutter repair completed and preventing the water from collecting around and under the foundation will save a lot of money in the future.
Potential Seepage Along the Exterior Walls
Depending on where the damage to the system happens to be, there’s the potential for water to cascade down one or more exterior walls. Along with leaving stains, that water could damage the seals around window and door frames. You would do well to have the gutter repair done now and avoid having to make repairs to other parts of the exterior later on.
When was the last time you took a good look at the home’s gutter system? Could it use some work?
Our team at Carroll and Sons Roofing Inc. can help. Call today or visit us to learn more about how we can take care of those gutters in the greater Boston area. You’ll find that taking action now will make things a lot easier in the years to come.