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How Clogged Gutters Affect Your Home

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Many people think that clogged gutters only affect the shingles and roof. However, this is not the only problem that can occur. Clogged gutters can do considerable harm to your home and can ruin your home from the inside out in the following ways:

  1. Damaged Foundation: The purpose of gutters and downspouts is to divert rainwater away from your home. However, when the gutter is clogged, water accumulates around the foundation causing dampness and cracks and eventually becoming a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
  2. Rotten Wood: Clogged gutters damage the components of the house that are made of wood. The accumulated water can cause the wooden fascia boards to rot. It can also seep into the cracks of the roofing system and damage the deck and its base. Clogged gutters and downspouts can also cause rainwater to spill over the sides of the system and leave watermarks on the siding and other parts of your home.
  3. Ice Damming: Clogged gutters increase the chance of ice damming. Clog-free gutters and downspouts channel the water efficiently and eliminate the chance of an ice dam forming.
  4. Ruined Landscaping: When the gutters are clogged and water spills over the sides of your home, it can lead to soil erosion. The water spillage can damage your flower beds and shrubs and eventually destroy your home’s landscaping.

If your gutter is clogged and needs to be cleaned, contact the experts at Gary's Gutter Service Inc. We have been installing, maintaining and cleaning gutters for over 30 years. With our top-notch professional team, we will get the job done right and at a great price. Our company is licensed, bonded and insured. Call 201-749-5024 , 800-997-9174 or 845-450-1006. You can also email us at gary@garysgutterservice.com.

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