Why You Should Keep Your Gutters Clean

Many homeowners fail to take clogged gutters seriously. Unfortunately, failure to address this problem can lead to a host of more serious issues in and around your home. 

In this post, your trusted roofing contractors discuss common problems a homeowner may experience if they don’t keep their gutters clean.

Roof Damage

Excessive accumulation of debris in the gutters can cause water to back up onto the residential roofing materials, such as corrugated iron sheets and wooden frames. Moisture retention accelerates the deterioration of wood, and over time the roof’s structural integrity may become compromised.

Corroding iron sheets and rotting wood are costly to repair. In many cases, a complete replacement may be needed–all because the gutters weren’t properly maintained.

Weakening Walls

Water from clogged gutters can drench your siding, destroying your home’s insulation. Cracks will develop gradually, leading to water damage in many parts of your home. This can cause mold and mildew growth as well.

Damage to Housing Foundations

Overflowing gutters can lead to water seeping into your home’s foundation. This can erode the ground around your home, eventually causing your home to be structurally unstable.

The best way to prevent this type of damage to your residential or commercial roofing system is to stay on top of gutter maintenance, cleaning and repair. By partnering with a reliable roofing company, you can ensure your gutters will remain in top condition at all times.

Turn to Sprague Construction Roofing for all your roofing needs. Give us a call at (406) 534-1222 (Billings), (307) 578-8765 (Cody), or (970) 514-4415. You can also fill out our contact form to set a consultation. We serve clients in Fort Collins, CO, as well as Cody, WY.