Leaves Overloading Your Gutters?
When leaves are overloading your gutters, rainwater cannot flow freely and away from your home. If a heavy or long-lasting rainfall happens, you will see your gutters overflow.
Gutters can begin to sag and pull away from your home and crack. This can cause permanent damage to the gutters and degrade the look of your home.
If your gutters are overloaded with leaves, this could lead to problems for your home, like:
- Flooding your basement. When large amounts of water are next to your home the water has nowhere to go, so it seeps down through the soil around your home and into through the basement walls causing flooding and damage.
- Stained or rotting woodwork. If water flows down the outside walls of your home, around your doors and windows; it can stain the wood and leave the wood to rot.
- Deteriorate your foundation. Wet soil allows moisture to leak into the materials of your foundation, which can lead to cracks and can weaken your foundation. If the wet soil shifts, it can also shift your foundation.
Make sure you’re not overloading your gutters by getting them cleaned regularly. Especially before winter.
If leaves remain in the gutters during the snowy season, gutters can become clogged and water from melting snow has nowhere to go. This can lead to an ice dam.
Ice dams are terrible on gutters because they can weigh down gutters causing them to break and pull away from the home. Once the ice in the ice dam melts, it needs a place to go. If it cannot go down the gutter, it can seep into your home causing damage in your attic and rooftop.
If you are looking for a free consultation about gutter damage or overloaded leaves, call BB Roofing today. BB Roofing has HAAG certified inspectors in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa that will ensure your home has not been damaged. We will work with you to put together the best solution to getting it fixed; a solution that works with your budget and timeline.