Guttering is essential, in every house and a damaged or broken guttering will eventually leak, causing damage to your house.
The leaking gutter can affect the Fascia and soffit boards and they will start to rot and need to be repaired or replaced, also, acting fast to repair your gutters is best.
If this happens they may then need to be replaced with a stronger P.V.C. or Aluminium system in Dublin.
We are guttering repair experts who specialise in the repair and replacement of gutters, fascias, and soffits in dublin City and surrounding area’s.
Damaged gutters can lead to severe problems. Poor maintenance of gutters most often leads to the gutters getting clogged or breaking/ cracking in places causing issues with leakage and water pooling.
A clogged gutter can cause water to collect on the roof of your house. And this is nothing to scoff at because the amount of water is extraordinary. During rains, a 1500-sqaure-foot house can have up to 1000 gallons of watering weighing them down.
This large volume means that the amount of water that gets collected on the roof quickly becomes too much to handle. In fact, this collected water can have put enough pressure on the tiles on your roof to create cracks and leaks.
This leak will cause damage to the inside of the house as the water will collect and cause internal roofing to bloat and become unsightly. Dripping from the ceiling is another negative effect. Leaks in your roof will effectively shorten the lifespan of your roof.
Thirdly, leakages can cause stains on concrete walls and driveways. As water constantly streams down the sides of a house and into the concrete sidewalks or driveways, it can a create characteristic moldy, brown-greenish stain that ruin the look of the house and makes it look dirty.
Next is the fact that the landscaping in your house will be compromised. The standing water will not only look ugly and defeat the purpose of the landscaping in the first place, it will also kill the grass and plant. Too much water can cause soil erosion and cause the roots of plants to rot, eventually killing the plants.
If the water is not drained out properly, it can compromise the foundations of the building. The water can cause wooden parts of the foundation to rot. It can also the soil under the foundation to ‘wash away’ resulting in a lack of support for your foundation. Collected water might also cause the soil underneath the foundation to expand and crack the foundation.
When the foundation is damaged, repairing it becomes imperative as it is an integral part of the house. Repairing the foundation is not only expensive, it also permanently devalues the house and a ‘repaired foundation’ comes as an immediate red flag.
Finally, the mold and other substances that breed in presence of the water can cause health issues. When there is standing water in the roof, attic, walls, basement, flat roof etc. it will help grow many kinds of mold that may cause adverse allergic reactions.
The best option?
In a situation where there is a severe leaks caused by problems in your gutter, the best option is to hire a professional company to fix the gutter for you. Our professionals are efficient and do a seamless job of replacing or fixing your gutter. If you need more information call or see us at https://dublincityguttering.com