Keeping your gutters clean and in good repair is not a task many of us enjoy. However, ignoring leaking or overflowing gutters can end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Let’s take a look at some of the many problems that occur from deferred gutter maintenance.
Soil erosion is usually the first thing you will notice. This happens when gutters overflow and create a waterfall. The waterfall will soon leave you with a divot in your lawn. It can also turn into a muddy mess after a rainfall.
A less noticeable issue is rotting fascia board. This happens when water flows behind the gutters and the fascia board becomes saturated. It doesn’t take long for the wood to rot and the gutters can actually pull away from or fall off of the house.
Shortly after the soil erosion and rotting fascia board comes the wet basement. The water-saturated soil will eventually result in a swimming pool in your basement. This is the end result of deferred gutter maintenance or replacement.
It really is quite simple to avoid all of the above issues. Keep your gutters clean and watch for eroded soil or water overflowing during rainstorms. Also, check your gutters to be sure they are securely attached to the house. If you notice any of these issues, give Alloy Gutter a call. We want to take care of any problems before you have water in your basement.