Your home’s gutters may not be as noticeable or as visually impressive as the rest of your home’s exterior components, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not important. In fact, it’s one of the things in your home that has to be as efficient as ever. According to roofing experts, poorly-functioning gutters present the following dangers to your home.
Moisture Damage on the Roof
Inefficient gutters tend to have trouble redirecting water runoff from the roof safely to the downspout and down the drain. This causes water to build up and overflow from the sides of the troughs and seep directly into the fascia. From there, water eventually finds its way to the more vulnerable parts of the roof such as the soffit and insulation, causing serious damage over time.
If the gutters can’t safely direct water away from the home, a lot of water runoff will end up soaking the ground around your home. This causes the soil to erode, potentially compromising your home’s foundation located beneath the ground. Fortunately, this type of problem can be avoided by hiring us for immediate gutter replacement before it’ too late.
Gutters that cause water to pool up create excellent breeding grounds for certain organisms such as mold and bacteria. These organisms can then attract other organisms such as insects, which in turn can attract greater pests that are likely to chew through parts of your home to make their dwellings. Aside from the potential structural damage they can cause, pests can also carry disease-causing parasites that are dangerous to your home’s inhabitants.
Damage on Siding
Water runoff spilling from an inefficient gutter can also cause problems for your home’s walls, even with perfectly functioning siding. Water can easily seep into porous wooden beams and plywood, causing wood rot and compromising the structural integrity of the home. If you see signs of moisture damage on your walls, consult siding and roofing contractors like us to check if the problem is coming from the roof or a poorly-functioning gutter to avoid further problems.
Get perfectly-functioning gutters for your home from the best in the business. Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal is the most trusted siding and roofing company in Colby and Hays, KS. Call us at (785) 727-7575 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.