Is your gutter or roof broken or in serious need of maintenance? If you’ve been putting off roof and gutter repair, you should know that broken gutters aren’t a static problem. Broken gutters continue to cause damage until they’re fixed.

Major Structural Damage

This is the most obvious issue, but it’s one that’s easy to forget about when it’s not actively raining. When water isn’t being properly removed from the roof and away from your home, it’s not just a few leaks you have to worry about.

Constant water seepage can put cracks in the foundation and walls, ruin the roof, and start to rot the wood of your home as it seeps through windows and siding, which aren’t made to take the full brunt of rainfall.

Promotes the Growth of Mold and Mildew

When gutters are broken, water can more easily get into your home. If it’s not being whisked away as it should, it might be pooling in areas of the roof where damaged gutters are blocking flow, coming in cracks around windows or siding, or seeping into the foundation or around basement windows because standing water is collecting near the home.

Any time water gets in, mold and mildew can grow. Not only can these have long-term health consequences for everyone, they can also be an immediate problem for anyone in the home who suffers from asthma or allergies. Even recovery from a common cold can take longer when your respiratory system is stressed with allergens.

Degrades Your Curb Appeal

What your home is worth on paper is calculated by complicated algorithms that take into account local property values, size, number of bathrooms, recent renovations, and more. What someone will actually pay for your home has a lot to do with simple curb appeal: how does it look?

Neglected gutters are an eyesore. They ruin the line of the home, make it look unloved, and cause potential buyers to wonder if the gutters are a symptom of a larger problem. If you’re planning to sell any time soon, know that you’re likely to lose more in the sale than you’d spend getting the gutters fixed.

Call On Experts

If your gutters are clogged or broken, getting them fixed should be a priority. At Precision Gutters & Roofing, we have been working with gutters for more than 20 years. We have affordable and guaranteed solutions, transparent pricing, and excellent service. We won’t try to sell you things you don’t need. Instead, we’ll give you our honest advice on the best way to protect your home, whether that’s a simple fix like gutter guards, replacing just a portion of your gutters, or getting an all-new system.

We do gutter replacements, repairs and maintenance, cleaning, installation, and more. We’re also roof experts, so if you have an issue affecting both your roof and your gutters, we’re the experts to call. Contact us at Precision Gutters & Roofing today to get a free estimate.