Volume 2 Issue 20
How Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Home and What You Can Do About It
As winter approaches, securing your home becomes paramount. Neglected gutters, laden with leaves and debris, pose more than just an aesthetic concern—they silently threaten your home’s integrity. Avoid letting clogged spouts steal your peace of mind by recognizing the subtle ways in which they can compromise your home:
Roof Damage: Clogged gutters create dams, diverting water under shingles and causing leaks, rot, and potential structural damage. Be proactive in preparing for winter’s challenges to avoid post-winter repairs.
Foundation Weakness: Overflowing gutters direct water toward your foundation, weakening it and inviting cracks. This can lead to structural problems that jeopardize your home’s core. Address this vulnerability promptly to avoid long-term issues.
Basement Flooding: Water seeping through foundation cracks can flood your basement, resulting in damaged belongings and mold growth. Prioritize a healthy home over potential mold-related problems during the holiday season.
Icy Hazards: Clogged gutters create icicles that burden your roof and gutters, causing damage and potential costly spring repairs. Don’t let unforeseen stresses cast shadows on your holiday joy.
Mosquito Infestation: Despite winter’s chill, clogged gutters offer ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Prevent an unwanted buzzing chorus during your festivities by addressing this threat before it disrupts your holiday tunes.
Pest Invasion: Standing water in clogged gutters attracts rodents and pests. Safeguard your home against unwelcome creatures that could disrupt your holiday peace.
Exterior Wear: Overflowing gutters can splash against your home, gradually wearing down paint and siding. Preserve your home’s aesthetic appeal before it succumbs to the wear and tear of winter.
Remember, Duralum stands by the strength of our rain gutter systems. Regular maintenance is crucial for a worry-free winter—clean your gutters at least twice a year, once in fall and again after winter.
Don’t let clogged gutters undermine your winter. Take proactive steps today to protect your home. NO MORE CLOGGED GUTTERS. Leaves and Debris blow off, and water drains into the gutter with the Durum Duraguard:
- Strong and solid fit – Exclusive Design to Duralum
- EASY INSTALLATION – comes in 4’ sections
- Included with all Duralum Drop-Down IR Gutters
Duralum – Raising the Bar!