How well do you know your gutters? Have you examined them recently?
Most of us probably take them for granted, even if they leak here and there, because properly-functioning gutters are very good at what they do…transporting rain water away from our home’s foundation and walkways.
But even a small leak can eventually lead to problems that could potentially cost you a lot of money to repair.
Generally, gutters leak because they were improperly designed or installed, have become worn or warped or are clogged with debris or ice. As a result, overly-saturated spots on the ground can eventually lead to:
Also, over time, old or neglected gutters may sag or warp, allowing for the collection of debris. The resulting sludge can reduce the life of your gutters.
Additionally, clogged gutters are a fire hazard and can be a nesting spot for insects such as mosquitoes.
Why take a chance?