Common Causes of Gutter Damage

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - Post by Pond1920

clogged gutterMany homeowners never think about the condition of their gutters. Instead, they assume everything is in good working order as long as they don’t notice any visible problem.

While gutters are meant to last for many years, often as long as 30 years, damage can occur from time to time.

Here are some of the most common causes of gutter damage:

·      Storm damage

·      Tree damage

·      Stains

·      Pest infestation

·      Ice formation

·      Seam splitting

Fortunately, all of these common causes are easily avoidable. For example, if you notice a tree overhanging your roof, be sure to have it trimmed without delay. This will ensure that falling debris does not cause any harm.

If you realize that your gutter has been damaged, it isn’t time to sit around and hope for the best. Instead, you need to have the problem repaired once and for all. Neglecting to do so could lead to a variety of issues, including but not limited to water around your foundation, mold, paint damage, and dry rot.

Over the years, we have come across every possible type of gutter damage. If you are facing this type of problem, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to inspect your gutters, provide a report, and help you decide which steps to take next.

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