A light breeze blowing on a nice day may seem like a pretty benign thing. But what many homeowners tend to forget is that tree limbs, branches, leaves, twigsand other debris can get blown by the wind onto your roof and into your gutters even if they are several feet away. If you allow tree limbs to get too close, it can scratch up your siding, dent your roof, or even dislodge your gutters completely and necessitate a call to your roof repair company.
If you have old or improperly installed gutters, hurricane-level winds may be too much for it to handle. No matter what style of gutters you have in your home, if a strong wind catches it at a certain angle, it could cause it to rip from the side of your house completely. To avoid this, make sure that your gutters are securely fastened.
When it comes to your gutters, metal fatigue is exactly what it sounds like — a weakened condition due to the constant blowing of the wind. According to roofing restoration experts, metal fatigue affects the screws or nails holding your gutters in place and, if left unchecked, can cause your gutters to detach from your home.
We saved the most common type of damage for last. As mentioned above, even a slight breeze can blow all sorts of debris into your gutters causing clogs. When your gutters are clogged, water can pool inside your gutters and this puts a tremendous amount of strain on its components. Luckily, this is easily avoided. Just be sure to clean your gutters regularly or ask a professional to do it for you at least twice every year.
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