How Can Heavy Rains Damage My Home?

Heavy Rains Can Cause Damage

Heavy rains can cause serious water damage to your home. With the amount of rain in a small time frame, your home may struggle to handle it. Damage to certain parts of your home’s structure becomes more likely if it is not protected well in the first place. Here are some potential problems associated with heavy rainfall that can happen to your home.

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Ways Heavy Rains Can Damage Your Home

  • Leaky Roof: Heavy rainfall reveals the weak spots in your roof.  A leaky roof can cause water to get into your attic; triggering mold and ruining your insulation. Roof leaks may also be caused by split or missing shingles.

  • Basement Flooding: Heavy rain can get into your basement causing it to flood if the water is not being properly channeled. The water is pushed into the cracks and gaps on the exterior of your basement wall. Another common issue that can arise from the basement flooding is mold growth.

  • Damages To Your Siding: If your gutters aren’t fully functional due to clogs or not able to handle heavy rain; they can easily overflow. Water from the overflowing gutters will flow to your siding. Even though siding is built to protect your home from rain, continuous rain will end up ruining your siding rotting the wooden structure forming mold.

  • Landscape Issues: If your gutters aren’t properly working, water will build upon your landscape causing water to undermine your foundation. Nonstop heavy rains can end up causing flooding your landscape and basement.

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Easy Solution: LeafGuard® Gutters

An easy and smart solution to dealing with heavy rains is LeafGuard® Gutters. LeafGuard® Gutters are a one-piece seamless gutter system that can hold up to 32 inches of rainfall. With bigger gutters and downspouts, there will be no more water damage to the home. They will effectively channel the water away from the home, eliminate any water leaks, and give you a maintenance-free lifestyle.

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