Water damage can quickly become a more serious problem for your home. Leaks can lead to wood rot, a compromised foundation, and mold, the bane of every homeowner. Your home’s gutters play a large role in diverting rainwater away from your home and minimizing water damage. Water damage is almost a certainty should the gutters be damaged.
Knowing the common causes of gutter damage can help you put precautionary measures in place. D & M Roofing, one of the top roofers in the state, lists them below.
Your home might be suffering from water damage and water overflow because your gutter system can’t handle the volume of rainwater that’s sliding off your roof. As a general rule, no more than 15 meters of gutters should empty into a pipe. Adding a few more pipes and expanding your gutter system should address the problem.
Jammed Gutters and Pipes
This is perhaps the most common roofing problem for homeowners. Foliage and other debris might clog up your gutters, preventing rainwater from going down the pipes and resulting in overflows. Other times, the rainwater does make it through the pipes, but then, debris lodged within the pipe prevents it from emptying into the drainage below.
Jammed gutters and pipes aren’t the only problems caused by foliage and other debris. The combined weight of the debris and water might prove to be too much for your gutters and cause them to pull away from the fascia, causing water to spill over.
Routine roofing inspections and gutter cleaning by a qualified contractor can help prevent these problems, or, at the very least, prevent them from worsening.
D & M Roofing is a roofing contractor with almost two decades’ worth of experience and an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. We offer roof repair and gutter replacement services. To get a free roofing estimate, you can call us at (330) 968-0002 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Akron and Canton, OH.