Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Scott Siegal
Imagine having to wake up in the middle of the night just because your bed is damp, no thanks to the leaking ceiling. Perhaps you forgot to check your roofing this year, and you’re completely unaware that you have a faulty gutter. The next best thing to do is to contact a Washington DC gutter repair team to clean up your mess. But what about next time? Check out what a damaged gutter system can do to your home:
Cracked Foundation and Rotten Wood
The wood parts of your home can suffer from the accumulation of water on your roof as it speeds up aging and rotting. It can also cause cracks in your home’s foundation, compromising not only your home’s structural integrity, but also your home’s resale value.
Driveway or Sidewalk Inconveniences
A faulty drainage system can flood driveways and sidewalks, causing inconveniences to you and your neighbors.
Infestation of Pests
Gutter systems that are not maintained attract insects and pests, such as mosquitoes, roaches, ants, and even termites. Keep in mind that where moisture is present, these creatures are also present.
Say bye to that beautiful landscaping you had done last spring. If your gutter is faulty, it won’t be able to retain much water, and the leak can spread and wash away your landscaping.
Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow to the sides of your home, and water can pool up on your roofline. Once your interior walls and attic get wet, there’s a big possibility of mold buildup.
Basement dripping may cause other objects like your gas to leak. Or worse, if your electrical wiring gets wet, this can lead to electric shock.
Ideally, the life span of your gutters is around 20 to 30 years, maybe longer. But it certainly depends on the homeowner’s take on proper care and maintenance. So if you don’t want to experience any of these nightmares, contact Maggio Roofing—your expert team for gutters in Washington DC—for inspection and cleaning. Give us a call today, and we will be happy to be of service.