Gutter failure is a common household issue, but an entirely preventable one. However, left unchecked for too long, gutter failure can lead to some pretty devastating issues for homeowners.
When your gutters aren’t doing their job correctly, a slew of nightmarish issues can arise. The following are just a few of the potential issues that come with gutter failure:
Now that we know what happens when our gutters aren’t properly functioning, you might wonder what causes a gutter to fail. The short and sweet answer is typically: weather. Over time, weather wears on your gutters and if they haven’t been properly maintained, they break down. High winds can cause leaks and damage to seams, and sometimes, plastic gutters can get brittle with age and develop cracks.
Your gutters might look pretty good from your vantage point, but be on the lookout for these telltale signs that something isn’t quite right when it comes to your home’s gutters:
There is some good news, though! It’s possible to prevent the majority of gutter issues with regular maintenance.
With brand new gutters from Miller’s Seamless Spouting, these maintenance tips will help keep your home in tip-top shape:
Check for leaks. After a storm is a great time to look for any improper drainage issues in your gutter system.
Check for sagging gutters.
Clean your gutters regularly.
Look out for damage. If a major storm has come through your area, it’s always a good idea to double-check for any major damage and call a professional right away to make it right.
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