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4 Ways That Clogged Gutters Can DamageYour Home

window cleaning in greenville scGetting your gutters and downspouts professionally cleaned will save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run. Many people think that clogged gutters aren't that important to keep clean. It can be a hassle and un-safe work climbing up and down a ladder to clean your gutters yourself. However, you will regret not keeping your gutters clean when you realize that your clogged gutters have caused you hundreds, or possible thousands of dollars of water damage to your home. Below we have listed a few problems that can be caused by clogged gutters.

Damage your Foundation and Landscaping

Excess water contact from gutter overflow can cause your foundation to leak, shift, crack or even sink. Gutters and downspouts are designed to carry water away from your home and foundation to points where it can be easily absorbed into the ground or drainage system. If your gutter system isn't able to do it's job due to a clog the excess water can fall on trees, plants and flowers. Too much water directed in one spot can cause some plants to die and also cause erosion.

Water Damage to Your Roof

When gutters become clogged, water backs up and overflows the gutters and gets into the edge of your roof surface and the underlying materials like the plywood under your shingles. This will cause the wood and surface material to rot and become weak, eventually causing it need replacing.

Cause Damage to Windows, Doors, Walls and Patios

The overflow water from clogged gutters falls onto doors, window frames, walls and any other surface below. This amount of extra water exposure will eventually cause these features of your home to rot, warp and weaken.

Wood Fascia Damage

Water weighs 8 pounds per gallon so when your gutters back up with water it puts a lot of weightwhich can cause the gutters to separate from the wood fascia it is attached to, damaging the wood and gutters. Water overflowing out of your gutters and spilling over the edges onto the wood fascia boards will also cause the wood to rot and weaken.

Make window cleaning a regular part of your cleaning routine to maintain the quality of your windows. You can choose to do it yourself or contact Upstate Window and Gutter Cleaning, inc in Greenville, a trusted window cleaning professional. For homes or larger properties, a professional window cleaner saves you time and ensures that you get value for your money by keeping your windows sparkling clean.

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