Little Known Consequences of Not Fixing Your Broken Gutters
When sight unseen it seems easy enough to ignore a problem, especially when you just feel like you don’t have the money or time to properly deal with it. Broken gutters are that type of problem. It is not in your face all day long so it is easy to forget about. The problem though is that the longer you ignore broken gutters, the more damage they can cause to your home.
Here are some little known consequences of not broken gutters:
Broken gutters can lead to water damage and fissures in the home. This also means that there is going to be mold in the home making life more difficult for family members who suffer from allergies/asthma or are easily prone to sickness.
Always be on the lookout for signs of mold in your home and get it properly cleaned up and the problem fixed as soon as possible otherwise there could be long term health consequences for those living in the home.
Structural Damage to Your Property
It is important to realize that there is a lot more at risk here than just a few water leaks. Broken gutters can lead to major leaks in your home and cracks in the foundation, walls, and even the chimney. Your siding will also start to rot and water damage will seep into windows and walls. This can get every expensive to fix.
Damage to the Roof
Also expensive to fix is damage to your roof. Heavy rains and snow can cause a lot of problems and increases the risk for ice dams on the roof, especially when your broken gutters can’t work effectively. If you don’t correct the problem, you will need to completely replace your roof a lot sooner than you probably hoped. And many insurance policies won’t cover this type of damage.
It’s Not Aesthetically Pleasing Either
While minor compared to structural damage and mold and pests, if you pride yourself on keeping a beautiful home, then neglecting your gutters is a really bad idea. Broken gutters are not aesthetically pleasing. Do you want your home to look neglected?
Know your options. The most important thing to realize is that there are several ways to fix broken gutters and they all don’t require you climbing a ladder and scaling the roof like diy gutters do. Your safety is always number one so make sure whatever method you choose does not put you at risk in any way.
If you have any concerns about safely climbing up and down the ladder, then your safest bet is to hire a professional gutter repair company. If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you have a sturdy ladder and never ever stand on the top two rungs. Also always wear proper safety gear.
Consider Storm Masters
At Storm Masters we can give you the peace of mind of having an gutter expert fixing your broken gutters. We have been providing gutters and gutter services like gutter installation for over 40 years now and we guarantee affordable and reliable products and services always. We also provide gutter cleaning, gutter repair and protection services.
Sometimes what you need is not a whole gutter replacement, but a gutter repair to your current one. We understand that and we will not try to sell you something that you don’t need. Our skilled technicians will examine your current system closely for damages, broken gutters and worn pieces, and will give you an honest recommendation of what will need to be replaced or simply repaired.
To protect your gutters from damage and leaks, we also offer a variety of products like the LeaFree, Leaf Relief and GutterRX. LeaFree keeps debris out, but allows the water to flow freely down to the ground. Leaf Relief by PlyGem adds extra support to your gutter system to reduce the normal wear and tear that occurs especially with bad weather. The GutterRX, on the other hand, completely encloses your gutters so no wildlife can get in. If the chore you hate the most is cleaning out the gutters, then these products can help reduce the amount of debris you will have to clean up.
And no matter what type of gutter service we provide you with, we want you to know that we appreciate your business. That is why we have established a Customer Rewards program where you can get certain discounts. Who doesn’t like to save money, right?
Before you choose a professional gutter company, you will want to have a clear picture of what work needs to be done and how much it will cost. At Storm Master, we offer quick and free estimates so you can get all the information you need to make a decision in a timely fashion.
Want to learn more about our gutter repair services for broken gutters and how we can help you protect your home from water damage, call us for a free estimate today.