When it comes to the important parts of your home, most people would say the foundation and the roof are crucial, and those people wouldn’t be wrong! However, keeping these two areas working properly belongs to the more unsung heroes of your home: your gutters. Gutters are more important than most people realize, and we here at Mathis Home Improvements, Inc. want to make sure you are caring for them properly before you start to have issues that could have been prevented. If you have been cleaning and inspecting your gutters regularly, there is usually not anything to worry about, but if you have been neglecting your gutters, here are a few reasons to start caring for them.
1. Foundation Troubles. Would you believe that something as simple as clogged gutters can actually damage your foundation? That’s right! If you have clogged gutters, then the water is forced out and over the gutter, exactly into the place where water isn’t allowed: pooling next to your foundation. Water pooling next to your foundation causes cracks that are often detrimental and expensive to fix.
2. Mold. When you have pooling water in your gutters, you might experience your gutters starting to pull away from the soffits. These things, and others, can cause water to end up in the attic or under the roofline, which, when left untreated, easily turns moisture into mold.
3. Erosion. The ground around the property is usually slanted for water to be able to drain away from the foundation. With clogged gutters, the water spills over, and you can end up with soil erosion and go straight back to number 1 of this list!
To stop neglecting your gutters, call us today!