When a gutter fills up with debris, the gutter's weight may increase beyond its support system's limitations (a standard bracket holds about 45 lbs). The nails can get pulled out of the brackets holding up the gutter, and the brackets can get bent out of shape. With the gutter support system being destroyed, new gutters may be necessary, and that would be very costly ($1500.00 and up!).
There is a big chance of an abundance of debris getting into downspouts putting a maximum amount of pressure on downspout seams, causing the seam to split open. If this is your downspout condition, you are at risk of a basement full of water, a weak foundation, warped siding, and brick weathering. During the winter downspout splits bring about major ice buildup, which will promote other damage and safety issues.
FYI: Significant Risk of Physical Injury
A gutter system that is not functioning properly can form ice on walkways in the winter and anyone, especially seniors, may slip and fall resulting in serious injuries.
Approximately 50,000 people are injured every year cleaning their gutters.
With hard-to-reach gutters and steep roofs, leave the hard work and risk to the experienced professionals!
FYI: The Extent of Gutter-Related Damage
Insufficient waterflow can cause basement floods and water damage throughout the house.
The city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs have been informing their residents to take their downspouts out of downspout tiles due to basement floods caused by an excessive amount of water underground. Also damaged or malfunctioning gutter systems can improperly route water causing flooding.
Where does the water go?
It can rise underneath the home and flood the basement. If the gutter system fills up with debris or is damaged, it can improperly route excess water into your house through your roof, ceilings, and walls!
How much damage could be done?
The water can weaken walkways and cause conrete damage. Standing water in a basement could become a breeding ground for bugs, mold, and mildew. Foundational damage could cause longterm problems like a tilted house. The frame of your house could become rotted and feeble.
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