Clogged gutters can cause more damage than you think! With clogged or ice dammed gutters, water can only do one of 2 things, and sometimes, both!
1. Find the path of least resistance.
2. Pool up and cause overflow.
Both scenarios cause potential damage to you and your property.
1. When water tries to find the path of least resistance, it could find its way down your exterior wall, collecting near the foundation and cause foundation damage, flooded basements, and/or possible damage to your walls, floors, and ceiling. Ice Damming is even worse, allowing the water to freeze and expand in cracks along the foundation and/or exterior wall.
2. Pooling up and causing overflow can obviously lead to a lot of added weight to your gutters and cause them to break. It also exposes you to the risk of overflowing into your attic, causing water damage and a potential mold outbreak! When it comes to ice damming, this could lead to huge icicles causing an even worse scenario of being struck by a falling icicle. This also can lead to damage to the roof by the ice pushing back shingles, trim, fascia, or siding.
If you think it’s time to upgrade your gutters or you are having issues with your gutters, give us a call and one of our Dry Patrol experts can be at your door within 60 minutes! While you’re giving us a call, don’t forget to ask about our free estimates!