Water from the gutter seeps in and gets stuck behind the scotia and fascia. The trapped moisture is drawn into the fibres of the timber due to its absorbent nature, causing wood rot. The structural integrity of the timber is totally destroyed by this fungal disease, which inevitably causes it to collapse, often without notice. Keep in mind that if you see dirty or water-marks on your fascia or scotia near a gutter join or corner, you can almost guarantee that water is leaking from your gutters. Learn more by visiting Youngstown Roofing Association.
After just a few years of continuous leakage, advanced signs of rusted guttering and water damage will become very apparent. When guttering has rusted through and is falling off the fascia, it not only becomes totally ineffective at channelling water away from your house, but it also poses a serious risk of collapsing and causing bodily harm.
The longer your gutters are left in this condition, the more harm they can do to your home. Water seeping into your home’s foundations can cause serious structural issues. Wood rot can cause fascia and scotia to rot to the point that they must be replaced. There’s also a chance that wood rot could spread to large timber structures like roof trusses’ ends.Guttering is similar to any other home maintenance problem. The longer you wait, the more harm it will do and the more complicated the problem will become.
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