When unattended for a long period of time, a broken gutter can cause severe water damage to your home. Effects range from ugly paint peeling to mold infestation and weakened foundation. Before it can wreak serious havoc to your abode, it makes sense to look for the signs of initial gutter damage:
1. Collapsing gutter
The heavy weight of leaves and water accumulating in the gutter can weaken the system’s connections with the roof. This development is usually characterized by sagging, popping nails, and raised roof shingles.