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Home Gutter and Downspout Inspections in Wisconsin
Prevent Ice Dam and Water Infiltration Issues
Gutters and downspouts remove rainwater and melted snow runoff from houses. Issues with these water removal systems can lead to moisture problems in your home. Since Wisconsin homeowners deal with a lot of runoff, certified Wall to Wall inspectors check for properly installed and working gutters during our exterior home inspections.
Wisconsin weather presents two challenges to home gutters: ice in winter and heavy rains in spring and summer. If you move into a home during fall, you might not know your gutters are clogged until the first snowfall. Our inspections can find clogging issues before you’re stuck with leaky, inefficient gutters.
Common Gutter Problems in Southeast Wisconsin
Gutters and downspouts are very important for water control around the home. The most common problems we find are:
- Deteriorated materials
- Clogs from debris
- Incorrect pitch
Any of these gutter issues can redirect water into your home and lead to mold infestations and structural damage. An exterior home inspection from our certified experts will reveal all these issues early enough for you to fix.
Exterior Home Inspections: Gutters, Trim, and Siding
During our exterior home inspections, we often find issues the homeowners were completely unaware of. The earlier these potential problems are identified, the easier the repairs will be and the sooner they can be completed.
Too often, a problem with a gutter or downspout will directly cause moisture issues for multiple areas of your home. Leaking gutters can lead to water being redirected into your roof or siding. Water accumulation can cause siding to warp. And moisture trapped behind trim can lead to mold growth. Downspouts clogs can cause water to flood your foundation or basement. Maintaining your gutters and downspouts is vital to preventing water getting into the rest of your home.
Inspections Before Buying or Selling a Wisconsin House
Wall to Wall Home Inspections specializes in checking homes before they are bought or sold. Since gutters are so important to the wellbeing of the house, it is important they are thoroughly checked by buyers and sellers. This way, there are no surprises for either party when it’s time to hand over the keys.
Our first-time buyer inspections have helped local Wisconsin families save on closing costs by negotiating for gutter repair estimates into the final deal. Read some of our gutter inspection success stories to get an idea of how our home inspection service can help you. Our inspections cover more than just gutters, as we look at:
Get your entire house checked out by our certified home inspectors.