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What Damage Can a Leaking Gutter Cause?

Leaking gutters are annoying and incredibly costly if not handled promptly! With more than 1000 gallons of water per day intended to go down gutters when it’s raining, ensuring they are in brilliant working condition is important.

Do you want to know some of the damage we have encountered due to leaking gutters at James Wilson? Keep on reading to find out.

What Types of Damage Are Commonly Caused by a Leaking Gutter?

Water Damage The first type of damage that springs to mind is likely water damage, which comes in the form of flooding and general destruction of materials. This is serious as it can cause irreparable issues that have a long-term impact. 

Water can weaken many different materials, such as wood and concrete, highlighting how detrimental it can be to a property. One of the main areas that should be monitored is roofing beams, as they are closest to the area in which the gutter is most likely to leak.

Interior Mould It should also be considered that leaks affect not just the outside of a property but also the interior. Mould does not just look unsightly but can also damage a person’s health.

How Can You Tell if a Gutter Is Leaking?

Leaking gutters can sometimes be hard to notice if you don’t know the signs to look for. 

The most common way of knowing is if you have a flow of water appearing from anywhere other than the end of the gutter during or after it has been raining. You should only see the water through the pipe, so anything else can signify a leak or overflow. 

Another tell-tale sign is if you notice any rust or discolouration. This can indicate water damage that has resulted from a consistent flow of water. Likewise, if you notice any cracks or breaks, you could be experiencing the same problem. 

If you are unsure, it is best to check during rainfall to assess what is happening to the water flow.

Why Should You Fix a Leaking Gutter Quickly?

The best form of the fixing is prevention, a speedy resolution to issues. If you leave a leaking gutter to get worse, you may have a hefty bill to settle immediately!

Other reasons why you should fix your gutters speedily are as follows:

  • Your insurance may be invalid if it is deemed that you have not correctly maintained your property. 
  • The damage can cause pressure to be put on a property’s side, resulting in structural issues.
  • The inside of your property will weaken and become susceptible to issues.

How Can James Wilson Help Fix a Leaking Gutter?

Gutter maintenance is one of the main services that we offer alongside our emergency gutter repairs

Our experts have a keen eye for noticing any problems, so a leaky gutter is well within our remit. Thanks to our team’s skills and resources, we are able to fix issues in no time at all. 

Contact us to learn more.