If water drains slow or runs off your roof going over, instead of into the gutters it’s a clear sign of clogged or damaged gutters. During heavy rain, water spills over the face of the gutters looking like sheets of water.
The fascia which the gutter system attaches to can become damaged or rotted. If the fascia is deteriorated, or if multiple attempts have been made to refasten the gutter to the fascia, thereby damaging the wood of the fascia, the gutter system will not have a solid surface to attach to, which leads to gutters leaning, coming loose, or falling off.
If sections of your gutters are sagging or uneven, or have been installed at an incorrect pitch, the water will have trouble getting to the downspout, which can lead to water pooling in the gutters.
A major function of a gutter system is to direct water away from your home’s foundation. If water is allowed to pool around the base of your home, it can erode the foundation of your home, finding its way into areas under the home.
If you notice an increase in bugs around your home such as mosquitoes, this could be a result of water pooling in your gutters. Pooling water and debris can create an ideal environment for all sorts of pests to breed.
Perhaps the costliest form of damage, if water is allowed to settle around your home and erode the foundation, you may notice things such as interior walls and/or ceilings cracking, cracks in the exterior brick, walls leaning or bowing, and doors and windows that are hard to open. Foundation repairs and the subsequent damage it causes can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars.
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