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How Clogged Gutters Can Cost You

As a homeowner, you have a list of things that you need to do to protect your home, such as inspecting the foundation and caring for the landscaping. But what about your gutters? 

While clogged gutters might seem like a small issue, they can cause a lot of silent damage that can end up costing you. Your gutters are designed to divert the flow of water away from your home. However, if they are clogged, they won’t be able to do their job. 

Here are some common problems caused by clogged gutters that can become costly problems. 

Foundation Problems 

Properly functioning gutters carry rainwater through a downspout and away from your home. But if your gutters are clogged, water cannot be properly drained from your roof, and the water will spill over the sides and pour down the walls of your home. 

Pooling water around the foundation of your home can cause cracks and settling that can weaken the integrity of your home. Taking care of your gutters is far less costly than foundation repairs. 

Landscape Damage and Erosion

When gutters are clogged and torrents of water splash into areas where they shouldn’t, mulch and plants can be damaged and washed away. Over time this can cause erosion throughout your property and can even extend to cracked sidewalks and driveways which can damage your home’s curb appeal and be expensive to repair. 

Broken Gutters

When your gutters become clogged, the water they collect has no place to go. Instead, it will fill your gutters to the brim and this extra weight could potentially cause your gutters to bend and tear away from the roof. 

Wall and Ceiling Damage

Clogged gutters can cause water leaks inside the walls and ceiling of your home. Trapped water can cause rotting of the wooden fascia boards that your gutters are mounted to, allowing unwanted moisture into your home. 

Roof Leaks

When your gutters are clogged and not working properly, water will sit on top of your roof and may begin to leak inside. These leaks will get worse over time until you get rid of the standing water and clear out your gutters. 

Roof repairs and replacements can be expensive, so it is important to maintain and protect the value of your current roof. When you allow your roof to sustain water damage from clogged gutters every time it rains, you are greatly diminishing your roof’s lifespan.

Cleaning and preventing clogged gutters is crucial to extend the lifespan of your roof. 

Installing Rhino Gutter Guards® can help prevent costly roof damage and repairs by preventing your gutters from getting clogged in the first place. Request a free seamless gutter or Rhino gutter guard® estimate today! 

Mold 

When your gutters are clogged, it is only a matter of time before it begins to grow mold. You know that you have a big problem on your hands when the mold spreads to the inside of your roof, attic, and the walls of your house. 

Getting rid of mold can be quite costly, and there are many risks involved with mold infestation. The worst part is that mold damage is avoidable. 

Insect Infestations 

No one wants mosquitoes in their backyard. But pooling water in your clogged gutters is the perfect breeding ground for them. Plus, damp mud and leaves can also be an inviting place for bees and wasps to build their nests. 

Guard Your Gutters with RHINO Gutter Guards

Don’t let clogged gutters happen in the first place! With our patented Rhino Gutter Guard® system, you can prevent leaves, sticks, and other debris from making their way into your gutters, preventing clogs, and protecting your roof and foundation. 

Ready to get started? Contact The Rhino Gutter Company for an installation quote today—813-590-5936!