Very few homeowners look forward to climbing a ladder to clean out their gutters. In fact, gutter cleaning is one of the home maintenance tasks most often ignored or overlooked. Gutters that are not properly maintained mean bad news for your home because they cannot perform their intended function: to channel water off your roof and safely away from the foundation. Gutter problems also spell trouble for these other parts of your home.

5 Areas of Your Home That Can Be Damaged by Clogged Gutters

  • Siding damage. Warping and mold growth can result when water runs over siding materials or repeatedly splashes against siding. Water flow can also fade colors, leave behind streaks and even wear away paint or the siding material itself.

  • Soffit and fascia damage. When gutters become clogged and overflow, that water soaks into soffit, fascia and other components that are often built of wood. Over time, this process will lead to rot.

  • Basement flooding. When gutters are not functioning properly, water may collect around the foundation and lead to moisture-related issues in the basement. This can include mold, mildew, musty odors, water leaks, basement flooding and even a cracked foundation. Water can also erode the soil around the foundation.

  • Landscaping damage. Overflowing water can cause serious damage to trees and shrubs, flower beds, driveways and sidewalks over the long term.

  • Insect problems. Standing water in clogged gutters is an excellent breeding ground for mosquitoes and other disease-spreading insects.

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