Clogged gutters may seem like a minor annoyance, but they pack a punch when it comes to potential water damage! With obstructed or ice-dammed gutters, water has two options – and sometimes chooses both!
- Seek the path of least resistance.
- Accumulate and overflow.
Each scenario poses a threat to your home or commercial property:
- As water searches for an escape route, it may trickle down your exterior walls, pooling near the foundation. This can lead to foundation damage, flooded basements, and harm to your walls, floors, and ceilings. Ice damming exacerbates the problem, allowing water to freeze and expand within foundation or wall cracks.
- Overflowing water adds weight to your gutters, risking breakage. It also threatens to spill into your attic, causing water damage and potential mold infestations. Ice damming takes it up a notch, forming hazardous icicles and damaging your roof by forcing shingles, trim, fascia, or siding out of place.
If your gutters are overdue for an upgrade or causing you trouble, give us a ring! Our Dry Patrol team will arrive at your door within 60 minutes, ready to tackle your water restoration needs.