4 Most Common Gutter Problems

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While maintaining your gutters is most likely your least favorite chore to do, not taking proper care of your gutters can lead to a lot of damage to your home. Water damage in particular can get pervasive and can be expensive to fix.

Here are the 4 most common gutter problems that can lead to damage to your home:

Clogged Gutters

Probably the most common gutter problem and the one easiest to fix is clogged gutters. When you keep avoiding the dreaded chore of cleaning out your rain gutters, they will just fill up with debris making them unable to do their job, routing the runoff after rainstorms from your roof so it drains away from the house so there is no water damage.

When the gutters can’t do their job, the water will damage the roof and come down the walls of your home and mold can become a real health hazard. When gutters are clogged they also will start to sag and may pull away from the fascia causing even more damage.

The best way to prevent this from happening is to regularly clean out the gutters yourself once or twice a year and after big storms for extra precaution. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, then you can always hire a gutter cleaning company to do it for you.

Damage to the Gutters Themselves

Gutter systems endure a lot of wear and tear over the years so it is inevitable that leaks and holes will happen. If you are handy, a lot of this you can fix yourself. A leaky gutter joint can easily be sealed up with some caulk and small holes may only need some gutter sealant. For larger holes though you will need a gutter patching kit.

Poorly Built Gutter Systems

Sometimes there can be problems right from the start when a gutter system is not built properly. If you try to install the gutters yourself and you don’t have a lot of experience or you hire a company that uses a lot of unskilled workers, you make be at risk for poor craftsmanship.

One common mistake made by the uninitiated is installing improperly pitched gutters. Gutters should be pitched down toward the downspouts with at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet otherwise you will end up with standing water.

Another installation mistake is when the downspouts are put too close the foundation of the house. When this happens the water will end up in your basement. If you don’t want to rip out the downspouts and redo everything, you can attached gutter extensions to the bottom of the downspout to redirect the water from the foundation of your home.

No Gutters At All

As a new homeowner, you might have realized the importance of having a gutter system to protect your home from water damage. If your home doesn’t already have a rain gutter system, it is important to get one. source: thespoutoff.com

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