4 Known Dangers of Water Damage and Their Solutions
Investing in gutter covers is one of the best ways to keep water damage at bay. You can also invest in other projects that ensure water stays out of your home. Keep in mind that when water seeps into the structure of your home, it can cause rot, mold, and other moisture-related issues. Carolina Gutter Helmet and More explains these problems further.
- Wood damage – Gutters are attached to fascia boards, which are often made of wood. When gutters get clogged, rainwater soaks into the wood, which would later rot and deteriorate. The nails used on gutter hangers could also rust and provide an entry point for water to soak into. Wood siding could also soak up the rainwater that spills from the gutters.
- Landscaping damage – Spilled rainwater could land on the surrounding shrubbery and flower beds. The plants could end up being overwatered, while exposed soil would get eroded with all the excess rainwater.
- Mold and mildew growth – Unrouted rainwater has been known to somehow find its way into homes and cause a severe increase in indoor moisture levels. This encourages accelerated mold and mildew growth. Make sure you have your roofing system inspected for leaks to prevent water from damaging your home.
- Foundation damage – The biggest risk that rainwater can pose is the irreversible damage it could cause to your home’s foundation. If rainwater pools around your home’s foundation, it would soak into the concrete, weakening the foundations and causing it to crack. This could lead to extensive repairs.
To prevent costly water damage, we recommend regular maintenance. For your roof, Carolina Gutter Helmet and More can fix small issues like leaks. We can also install a new system in case your old one is beyond repair.
We also recommend keeping your gutters clear of debris. You should have gutters professionally maintained twice a year: once in the fall just after most of the leaves have fallen off and another in the spring just after the thaw.
You can also invest in a reliable gutter protection system such as Gutter Helmet®. In addition to preventing even the smallest needles and asphalt granules from getting into your gutters, you also reduce the need for professional gutter maintenance.
At Carolina Gutter Helmet and More, we’ll be happy to help with your gutter, siding, replacement window, and roofing needs. This way, you can keep your home safe from water damage. Call us today at 864-303-5955 or 972.427.4418 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC.