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Gutters perform a seemingly simple task by collecting and carrying water safely away from the structure. However, left unchecked and untreated, a faulty gutter can cause larger problems not just for the gutter system but for the entire home. Therefore, it is imperative that a homeowner makes every effort to keep the home’s gutter system in good condition
Gallons of water can gush from faulty gutters directly onto the ground next to a home’s foundation. The water may leak though the foundation wall and create water issues in the basement or crawl space. Over time, this type of damage can have a negative impact on the structural soundness of the home.
Homeowners may have to deal with damaged landscaping caused by gutter problems. Plantings around a home can suffer severe damage from water pouring onto them directly, and roots run the risk of drowning if the water does not drain away properly.
Excess water flowing into the ground near the house can erode the dirt directly beneath driveways, patios, and walkways. As the dirt is washed away, such additions to the home will no longer be fully supported and can settle, crack, or even collapse.It’s important to fix any gutter issues before correcting the damage caused to the home as a result of a faulty gutter to ensure no further damage is done in new ways.
Fascia and soffit are the wood structures between an exterior wall and the lower edge of the roof, and are adjacent to the gutter. Compromised gutters can harm a home’s structural integrity by allowing water to seep into and damage these structures as well as cause deterioration the exterior wall.