Your gutters play a very important role in diverting excess rainwater away from your home. This is why experts would iterate how important it is to keep them clear and clog-free. What could happen if there’s standing water in your system? 

The Dangers Of Standing Water In Your Gutters
  • Increased Pressure on the Foundation
    Ensure that your downspouts are not depositing water near the foundation of your home and allowing it to stagnate. It is only a matter of time before this particular scenario develops into something far worse. Remember that the same thing applies to overflowing gutters as they allow rainwater to spill and pool next to your house. This can put undue pressure on your foundation over time. 
  • Corrosion
    Standing water can increase wear on gutter sealant and coatings, prompting water to make contact with bare metal. This results in corrosion. Fortunately, cleaning your gutters regularly, as well as having your gutter contractor address issues that cause standing water, can help prevent this dilemma. You should also consider investing in stainless steel, aluminum or copper gutters, which do not corrode as iron does. 
  • Pest Growth
    If neglected, the standing water in your gutters will eventually pose health hazards to your family and pets. This is because stagnant water is a breeding ground for flies and mosquitoes that carry diseases. Make certain to replace your faulty gutters to drive away pests from your home.

To learn more about what Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC can do for you as window replacement and roof repair contractors in Denison and Sherman, TX, and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (903) 364-6183 for Texas and at (580) 920-1433 for Oklahoma. We also have a contact form you can easily fill out to get in touch with us, and we’ll get back to you right away with your free quote.

Published On: October 14, 2021Categories: GuttersTags: , ,


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