The Top 3 Problems Caused By Clogged Gutters in Little Rock, AR

Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning has been around long enough to have seen most of the problems that can be caused by clogged gutters in Little Rock, AR. The most important thing about these problems is that they rarely happen suddenly! They happen over time, slowly and methodically, and to the untrained eye are virtually unnoticeable. Once the problems (or their results) become obvious there is one thing similar about all of them – they are expensive to repair!

The Top 3 Problems Caused By Clogged Gutters in Little Rock, AR

As we have written about many times, gutters are designed to carry water away from your roof and to your downspouts so they will not damage your home. Gutters cannot do this job correctly when they are clogged which results in a number of problems. Here are the top 3:

Gutter Damage

Clogged gutters are unable to direct water to the downspouts and therefore are full of water, along with whatever is causing the clog. The weight of this water along with the debris can exceed 400 pounds in a 10 foot run of gutters. Gutter channels, hangers, corners, and downspouts are not designed or manufactured to handle this much weight for any extended period of time.

Eventually, this weight will cause the gutter channel to bend downwards, usually right in the middle of the length. At the same time it loosens and dislodges any hangers in the immediate area. Finally, the gutter channel and all of the hangers and attachments will give out and the entire section or more will come crashing down.

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Roof Damage

Gutters are positioned directly below the roof edge on hangers or attachments that are connected to the fascia boards or rafter ends. Gutters that are full of water because they are clogged will overflow causing water to come into direct contact with the wood supports and therefore the roof itself.

This water contact can basically dissolve the wood structure (also known as wood rot) and it can be “wicked” or drawn up into the wood surface beneath the roof shingles or tiles as well. This weakens the surface of the roof itself and can also cause leaks into the attic area.

Basement Flooding and Foundation Problems

Clogged gutters that overflow put water where it is not supposed to go – right next to your foundation and any basement structures. Excess water here will seep into the ground and eventually end up at the lowest point, in your basement or crawl space. The excess water also enters mortar joints between bricks or block foundations, eroding them away. It can also soak into concrete footing which can freeze and thaw over and over, causing cracks.

Basement flooding brings with it the obvious mold and mildew issues as well as damaging flooring and possessions. Foundation cracks never get better and will continue to cause problems including cracking walls above them, causing doors and windows to not open or close properly, and causing further leaks.

Don’t Ignore Gutter Cleaning Little Rock

None of these problems can just be ignored. The amount of damage can really add up in both expense and effort it takes to correct them. These problems are the reasons why having clean gutters are so important.

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When homeowners are looking for the gutter cleaning Little Rock, AR trusts, they turn to Clean Pro. Call 501/251-6728 or get a quote today.

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