Ask most anyone what kind of damage clogged gutters can cause, and you probably won't hear a detailed answer in response. And that's not surprising. We don't tend to think much about the ramifications a few leaves could cause. The reality is, the impact is (in some cases) severe. Foundation damage, flooded basements, rotted wood. Explore this article for an understanding of just what can happen if our gutters become clogged.
Can Clogged Gutters Cause Roof Leaks?
While it may not seem like it, in some cases, clogged gutters can actually cause roof leaks. While this is rare, given the manner in which homes are constructed - you could wind up dealing with this type of damage if gutters become backed up and start to push water back towards your roof. The damage caused can be catastrophic as well, and can lead to ruined insulation, damaged wood, mold, and potential structural issues.
Luckily, these circumstances are easy to avoid. Read more.
Sometimes, it's blatantly obvious that we have a gutter-related issue - but sometimes we're not. What makes this task even harder is that sometimes it's not easy to climb up to the roof and spend a lot of time trying to discern what the issue might be. Gutters are one of those "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" type of things... The problem is, we may assume they "ain't broke" - when in fact they are. We just may not know. So what are some signs you have malfunctioning gutters? Read on and we'll talk through some of the big signs.