Gutter Services in Maryland, West Virginia, & Surrounding areas.
Maintaining your home’s gutters is essential in ensuring that your roof and home are protected, as they help push water away from your home’s foundation. When not maintained or cleaned properly, they can easily clog retract water, which can lead to roof or home damage.
- Gutter Repair
- Gutter Replacement
How do you know if your gutters need repair or replacement?
The side of your home may show peeling on the paint or siding, this can be due to leaking or clogged gutters. If these are not working properly water can get behind the paint or siding, causing damage.
For peeling that is caused by leaks or clogged gutters, you should address these problems so they don’t continue to negatively affect your home and cause more costly damage in the future.
Clogged gutters can cause peeling as the water sits behind the paint or siding and eats away at it.
The paint or siding on the side of your home may look fine and then the surface may begin to blister, as shown in the picture below. This is caused by high moisture levels in the wall cavity. You can usually tell if moisture is a problem when you see mold growing or discoloration in the wall.
The blistering can occur at any time, although it generally happens after years of exposure to water and high temperatures. Most blisters will take months to heal. Older homes with cracking paint are more susceptible to blistering.
Your home’s exteriors may have different areas that are rotted. This could mean that your clogged gutters are allowing rain to go all over your home. The wood around your home such as windows, doors, & more may not be able to protect itself against the elements.
One of the most common reasons for exterior damage to homes is clogged gutters. The rainwater can not be directed into the gutter and instead spills out of it. This water will have lots of debris in it which will go all over your property, causing rotting on surfaces such as windows, doors, and more. When your gutters are clogged, water is spilling out of them and making the wood around your home weaker.
If you notice that exterior surfaces have become rotted, then it may be a good idea to replace those areas quickly so that they do not get worse. It’s also important to maintain the storm drains in your neighborhood since they can not function properly if your gutters are clogged.
Cracks are detrimental to the exterior of your home, as it bypasses the entire point of having gutters. With cracks, water and other debris are allowed to freely flow on and around your home, disabling the protection that gutters bring.
Cracks in a home’s exterior may cause water and other debris to flow freely on and around the home, bypassing the gutters’ protection. With cracks, rain and melting snow will enter through your roof into your home and cause it to rot. This can worsen if you have any leaks that only happen when it rains. Gutters usually act as an extension of your roofing system; a cracked gutter can easily lead to multiple leaks. Gutters play three basic roles in the home: