The gutters on our roofing hold a very important purpose. They ensure that rainwater can easily and effectively be removed from your roofing system. Because of this, gutter maintenance is absolutely essential. Below are a couple of reasons why gutter maintenance is so important for your residential roof.
Clogged Gutters Equal Detached Gutters
By not removing leaves or other debris, the gutters can become very heavy. When this happens, they tend to disassemble from the roof, making it easier for water to get into your home.
Inadequate Maintenance Can Lead To Wood Rot
Another thing that can happen when gutters are not maintained is that water can leak over the side of the gutters and on to other parts of the roof and your home. There is the potential that water leaks from the gutters can cause your soffit, fascia, siding, and even roof shingles to develop wood rot.
Water Leaks Can Cause Foundation Damage
Whether there are clogs in the gutters or the gutters have become rusted or corroded due to lack of maintenance, water leaks are bound to happen and cause a whole host of problems. One of the biggest problems water leaks cause, besides wood rot, is cracks in the foundation.
Mold, Insect, and Animal Infestation
Gutters that are full of leaves and debris are a great nesting and breeding ground for insects and animals. In addition to insect and animals infestation, it is also quite possible that with wood rot due to water leaks caused by clogs, your roofing, soffit, fascia, and even siding can grow mold.