In today’s post, Carolina Gutter Helmet® and More talks about four of the major gutter and roofing issues you might encounter if your gutters aren’t properly protected or cleaned.
Gutters aren’t there to make your life miserable. Rather, their purpose is to properly allow water to flow from your roof and away from your home, but they can easily get clogged up by wind-carried debris, pests, dry leaves, tree limbs, and other objects. Neglected, the debris may bring about major gutter and roofing problems, and even cause foundation damage.
The deterioration of wood due to the clogged gutters would ultimately lead to rot, or an infestation of termites, which love softwood. We can help you with minor or major roof repair if it comes to that, but we encourage you to protect your gutters to prevent these problems.
The blockage in your gutters and downspouts may cause water to spill out of the sides of your gutters, especially during strong rains. The heft of the spilling water may destroy plant beds and other parts of your landscaping.
Your gutters can only hold a certain volume of water. In colder areas, that water in the gutters may freeze, helping the formation of ice dams. Water blocked by an ice dam will eventually back up and seep through the shingles, creating leaks.
Get a consultation with the gutter experts and we’ll help you avoid these messy situations with our gutter covers. At Carolina Gutter Helmet and More, we are dedicated to addressing and taking care of all your gutter worries. Contact us at 864-303-5955 or 972.427.4418 to find out more about our services offered all across Spartanburg, Greenville, and Columbia, SC.